Students are offered the opportunity to conduct research in the area of Medical Sciences. This is a specialist research strand forming part of the Masters in Research (MRes) in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine.
1. Strand information for Medical Sciences:
The Medical Sciences strand involves three separate projects in different areas of medically relevant research, and so may appeal to students who do not wish to specialise in one single research area. The three projects can be drawn from any of the wide range of research areas covered by staff within the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM). Information on research project areas within ITM can be found in the descriptions of the various other MRes strands (please see here for further details: http://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree.aspx?course=8500
and also the Institute website http://www.liv.ac.uk/translational-medicine/
This new strand is primarily designed for intercalating medical or dental students, but is also available to non-clinical students.
2. An overview of the MRes:
The MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine provides students with high level research training within the six research departments contributing to the programme. The programme is divided into 11 strands and students choose a strand that matches their research interests; this then becomes the over-arching area of their research projects. The strands in the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine are listed below:
• Biology of Cancer
• Cellular and Molecular Physiology
• Drug Safety
• Health Economics
• Medical Sciences
• Molecular and Clinical Gastroenterology
• Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
• Nanomedicine and Biostatistics
• Stem Cells, Tissues and Disease
• Women’s, Children’s and Perinatal Health
3. Structure of the MRes:
The twelve month, full-time programme is structured to allow for 3 hours lectures per week whilst the rest of the day is spent in the lab or carrying out other research project related work.
MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine students undertake 3 research projects that comprise of 10 weeks of lab work followed by 2 weeks in which to write a report. Students also present either a poster or talk at the end of every research project. During the project, all 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: http://www.liv.ac.uk/translational-medicine/postgraduate/mres/
4. Bursaries for the MRes:
For 2016 entry we have 20 bursaries of £2000 each, providing partial funding of the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine programme. For further information and a bursary application form please contact us at [email protected]
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.
can be made here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/
. You should apply for the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine and indicate in your application that you would like to join the Integrative Mammalian Biology (IMB) strand.
6. Information about the
Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM):
Further information on the research that takes place in the Institute of Translational Medicine can be found here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/translational-medicine/
1st, 2:1 or 2:2 science degree (or international equivalent). The minimum English Language requirement for EU and international applicants is IELTS = 6.5. Intercalating students are welcome to apply.
2016 tuition fees not yet set, please enquire for more information. (Bursaries available)