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Full time September MRes, Research Only 1 year full-time

About the course

Our flexible one-year masters course is tailored to your particular interests, and is a stepping stone to further study at PhD level or a gateway to many careers in industry such as agriculture, pharmaceutical and the healthcare sector, scientific services, science communication, teaching or in scientific policymaking.

Our programme offers you the opportunity to develop your scientific knowledge and enhance your skills in research, presentations and scientific communication. In addition to the wide range of modules to choose from, you will undertake an in-depth research project supervised by a leading academic in your specialism. 

Focused research areas include:

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in biological sciences or a related subject.

If you’re a non-UK applicant, you should have completed at least 4 years in higher education.

Find the equivalent international qualifications for your country.


Fees

Tuition fees
Fees for a year's study:

UK students pay £9,250.
EU and international students pay £25,400.
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 Course Content


Where is University of Southampton

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Student Profile(s)

Jonathan Griffin
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Research area:

My current research further investigates the mechanisms behind zinc homeostasis in Arabidopsis and barley. Zinc deficiency is estimated to affect around 30% of the world’s population, and this work aims to improve our understanding of how plants regulate their zinc content.

Why I chose MRes Advanced Biological Science:

I was confident I was interested in pursuing a career in science; I chose to study for an MRes at Southampton University to help me to develop my laboratory and reporting skills and prepare me for further rigorous postgraduate work.

Aims for the future:

Following this MRes, I aim to study for a PhD and then continue conducting new and interesting research at a postdoctoral level.

Jemma Knight
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Research area:

I work in Dr Amrit Mudher’s lab, using the fruit fly as a model of Alzheimer’s Disease. I am particularly interested in looking at the effects of ageing and tau protein on fly behaviour. Using a simple experimental set up, I can track changes in learning and memory in diseased animals.

Why I chose MRes Advanced Biological Science:

Southampton University is a world class institute for research. It has a very strong neuroscience department with lots of different projects going on. This MRes course means that I get to experience life in a top quality research enviornment and be surrounded by leading researchers in their field.

Aims for the future:

I would like to complete a PhD and after pursue a career in scientific communication.

Francisco Drusso Martinez Garcia
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Research area:

The goal of my project is to use state-of-the-art proteomic techniques to understand how mutations alter protein interactions in the Wnt signalling pathway and its importance in the development of colorectal cancer

Why I chose MRes Advanced Biological Science:

I was looking for a postgraduate degree where I could obtain fine cellular and molecular basis. By having both a taught and a research component, I believe the MRes in Advanced Biological Sciences is the right program for it, and that will open me many doors for a career in research

Aims for the future:

Having already a clinical background and now complementing it with a molecular approach, I would like to continue into a PhD in translational medicine focused on cancer research.

Oliver Nicholls
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Research area:

Accumulations of Tau and α-synuclein are considered to exist separately in different neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of my research is to observe the effects of co-existing accumulations of both tau and α-synuclein proteins in the Drosophila brain. Principally the effects on locomotor function and longevity, with an aim to determine the mechanism by which this interaction may affect the phenotype.

Why I chose MRes Advanced Biological Science:

I was looking for a postgraduate degree after I finished my Bachelor’s which would help aid my medicine application and develop my academic ability. The research component of the MRes course allows independence in my study, and the taught component provides a structured learning experience with the opportunity to pick specific modules that are most relevant or interesting.

Aims for the future:

Next year I am going to study medicine at the University of Sheffield.

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