Our Systems Biology MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.
The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of systems biology. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.
Subject-based modules aim to develop a new generation of creative, innovative scientists and engineers, whose expertise spans the biological and physical domains. It introduces you to systems biology approaches that enable you to understand and manipulate complex biological systems, particularly the vulnerability of such systems to stress.
Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of systems biology under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.
The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science discipline, or an MBBS degree with high grades. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, but not essential. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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