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MRes Natural Sciences

Course Description

The MRes program is a full-time 1 year degree by research, and differs from an MSc in placing more importance on the research project. This degree will equip you with confidence and competence in the latest research skills and allow you to apply for further research training (PhD) programmes or to directly apply for research positions in universities or research institutes.

Course Structure

The course is composed of a taught component covering important generic skills such as literature searching, health and safety aspects, grant proposal writing, introduction to statistical manipulation of data (60 credits), and a research dissertation (120 credits). Your project plans will be developed as part of the generic skills component in association with your supervisor. As this is an important component of your degree, you are encouraged to approach a potential supervisor (information on staff research interests can be found on the relevant websites: School of Ocean Sciences, School of the Environment and Natural Resources, School of Biological Sciences) before you make a formal application.

What sort of careers will this train me for?

As well as finding specific employment based on the specialist knowledge acquired during postgraduate training, your general employability will be enhanced by evidence of your ability to work independently, think analytically and innovatively, and ability to conceptualise and question. During your studies, you will also have the chance to develop essential professional skills such as good communication, teamwork and leadership skills and enhance your practical experience.

Visit the MRes Natural Sciences page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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125th Anniversary Scholarships - 20+ Awards

125th Anniversary Research Scholarships£5M investment for up to 125 research studentships and bursaries from Sept ‘09To celebrate our 125th anniversary, Bangor University is launching a five year programme of postgraduate expansion. This starts in 2009-10 when we will invest around £5M in up to 125 research studentships and bursaries, with further expansion and more opportunities to apply for in the future. The new Scholarships scheme offers opportunities to the very best students to work with our leading academics and rising stars across each of our six Colleges: Arts & Humanities
Business, Social Sciences & Law
Education and Lifelong Learning
Natural Sciences
Health & Behavioural Sciences
Physical & Applied SciencesThe majority of the Bangor 125th Anniversary Scholarships will be fully-funded studentships, covering all fees for three years plus an annual maintenance allowance. A number of research studentships will specifically be available for outstanding international students. In addition, there are a large number of Bursary awards worth £6,500 a year and a variety of targeted awards.For further information, and to register your interest at the earliest opportunity, follow the web link below.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Fully-funded research studentships + maintenance allowance


The new Scholarships scheme offers opportunities to the very best students to work with our leading academics and rising stars across each of our six Colleges.

Application Procedure

Initially, follow the web link below to register your interest. Further information will be sent directly.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2.1 in relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience

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