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    I am currently studying Planetary Science (Space geology plus some astronomy) and I want to do a masters degree in biology. Is it possible to do this, or would I need a biology degree?
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    Look at courses and see what their requirements are. Some will want a more biology-related degree but I imagine some will accept other science degrees.
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    Check entry requirements online. If they're not specific enough contact the PG admissions people and ask. My first thought was that you'd need something a bit more biology-related but I may well be wrong. Are you doing any astrobiology modules? What are you hoping to do after uni?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Check entry requirements online. If they're not specific enough contact the PG admissions people and ask. My first thought was that you'd need something a bit more biology-related but I may well be wrong. Are you doing any astrobiology modules? What are you hoping to do after uni?

    I'm doing lots of astrobiology as a part of my degree (20% of my whole degree) and I want to go into astrobiology in research. I feel like a masters in biology will be far more beneficial to this.

    I'll have a look at some requirements, thanks
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    (Original post by Rigel)
    I'm doing lots of astrobiology as a part of my degree (20% of my whole degree) and I want to go into astrobiology in research. I feel like a masters in biology will be far more beneficial to this.

    I'll have a look at some requirements, thanks
    In that case it may be that you don't need to do a 'pure' biology masters. It might be worth approaching the research unis/organisations you hope to work at, explaining your background and seeing what they suggest. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    In that case it may be that you don't need to do a 'pure' biology masters. It might be worth approaching the research unis/organisations you hope to work at, explaining your background and seeing what they suggest. Good luck!
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