The Master of Research (MRes) in Biosciences is a one-year programme designed to provide a valuable postgraduate qualification that enables individuals who wish to improve their research skills to undertake a research project in the laboratory of an internationally renowned scientist. The programme would be ideal for someone thinking of undertaking a PhD but wishing to learn more about research. It also offers the award of a postgraduate certificate thus maximising accessibility to individuals working in industry or higher education, both at home or abroad.
The programme consists of 2 Stages:
Stage 1 (October – January)
Students complete taught modules totalling 60 credits, which can lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Biosciences. All modules are compulsory.
Research Techniques in Biosciences (20 credits)
Data Handling and Statistics (20 credits)
Key Skills in Research Practice (20 credits)
Stage 2 (February to September)
Students complete a practical project (100 credits).
The overall project structure for the Practical Project in Biosciences is a single piece of work held over 8 months of the MRes programme starting from February and finishing in September. The project will be selected by the student in combination with academic staff in one of the School’s Research Divisions. Students present a poster and give a talk on their research (20 credits).