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Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine, Master of Research (MRes) at University of Liverpool

Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine, Master of Research (MRes)

The Master of Research in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine provides students with high level research training within the six research departments contributing to the programme. The programme is divided into 10 specialist research strands and students choose a strand that matches their interests; this then becomes the over-arching area of their research projects. The strands are listed below with links to further information:

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Molecular and Clinical Gastroenterology (Masters in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine)
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Nanomedicine and Biostatistics (Masters in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine)
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Master of Research in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine

1. Programme Structure

This twelve month, full-time programme is structured to allow for 1 hours lecture per day (9am-10am) whilst the rest of the day is spent in the lab or carrying out other research project related work. 

Students undertake 3 research projects that comprise of 10 weeks of lab work followed by 2 weeks to write a report.  Students also present either a poster or talk at the end of every research project.  During the project, students are encouraged to suggest experiments, design experimental protocols, as well as being taught subject specific techniques and advanced knowledge in transferable skills. The research projects will include at least three different research techniques to enhance experimental training skills that need to be clearly stated at the end of each project. 

The morning lectures relate to state-of-the-art research techniques, application of knowledge in scientific and clinical areas, and the development of personal and professional transferable skills.  Important and innovative parts of the transferable skills students take part in include the following workshops "IP and Commercialization (our own version of Dragon's Den)", Demonstrator Training and "Writing a PhD Studentship", as well as taking part in debates for public understanding of science. 

Further information, including current handbook, for the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine programme can be found on our webpage: www.liv.ac.uk/translational-medicine/postgraduate/mres/ or by contacting Lisa Crimmins

2. Bursaries for the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine and PhD opportunities:

For 2012 entry we have 10 bursaries of £2000 each, providing partial funding of the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine programme.  The Gastroenterology strand has additional bursaries.  For further information please see our programme listings.

For students considering continuing on to a PhD, the Institute offers full and part funded competitive PhD studentships for those who successfully complete the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine.  All MRes students will be contacted about these studentships by the end of April 2013.

3. The University of Liverpool and Institute of Translational Medicine:

The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's top 24 research-led universities.  A member of the Russell Group of major research-intensive universities, the University of Liverpool has an enviable international reputation for innovative research.  We are proud to be one of the UK's most inclusive universities, welcoming students from a wide variety of backgrounds and from over 100 countries of the world.

We would like to invite applications for our Masters of Research in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine which is part of the Institute of Translational Medicine.  The work of the Institute takes place in the laboratory and in the clinic, forming a continuous cycle of scientific discovery and clinical research that's yielding remarkable advances in healthcare provision.  The Institute comprises of six Departments and is a melting pot of exciting ideas and research collaborations that cross scientific boundaries.


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