Undertake a Masters of Research (MRes) in Clinical Sciences at the University of Liverpool
Liverpool is a vibrant, outward-looking city, with a world famous skyline. The University, a member of the Russell Group, is associated with nine Nobel laureates, is home to 1300 leading researchers and currently welcomes students from 127 countries. Together, they provide an excellent environment for undertaking a postgraduate research programme, and setting out on the research adventure.
The MRes in Clinical Sciences programme is a structured 1 Year Masters Degree by research, organised around the research interests of the Institute of Infection & Global Health and the Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease. The programme is designed to provide the skills necessary to pursue a research-based career. It is suitable for science graduates wishing to pursue further studies at PhD level or for those wishing to gain research experience before moving into an industrial setting. It is also an ideal research-orientated degree for intercalating medical, dental or veterinary undergraduates.
It consists of eleven Programme Pathways (listed below) reflecting the world-class research being carried out in these areas within both Institutes.
Clinical Infection & Global Health
Emerging & Zoonotic Infections
Eye & Vision Science
Obesity & Endocrinology
During the programme, students undertake three 10-week research projects with academics (both clinical and non-clinical) from the contributing research Institutes, supplemented by projects available elsewhere in the University and clinical sites. By carrying out three research projects linked to one of the pathways, the eventual degree is awarded in that pathway; for example MRes in Clinical Sciences (Clinical Infection & Global Health). Alternatively, projects can be selected from different pathways leading to the qualification MRes in Clinical Sciences. Both have the same value.
Further details of the academic members of staff who contribute to the MRes and the research interests of the Institutes can be found at the following websites: http://www.liv.ac.uk/infection-and-global-health/
In addition, examples of the types of research projects which were available for the 2014-15 course can be found in the MRes Clinical Sciences Research Project Booklet (available upon request).
Overview of the course
The programme comprises a total of 7 modules. Students must complete all seven modules to obtain the 180 credits necessary to gain the MRes degree. In addition to the three research project modules, there are four generic taught modules providing training in Transferable Skills, Basic Laboratory Skills, along with two Lecture/Journal Club based modules highlighting recent advances in Clinical Sciences. Further information is available in the course handbook, available on request.
For further information on the MRes course see http://www.liv.ac.uk/infection-and-global-health/postgraduate/mres/clinical-sciences/
or contact the Course Administrator, Laura Hand ([email protected]
To apply for the course please follow the following link: http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/
You should apply for the MRes in Clinical Sciences.
The deadline for applications is the 31 July 2016.
Applications from overseas students should be submitted by this date to allow time for all paperwork to be complete before the start of the course. Applications from Home/EU students may be made after this date and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For 2016-17 entry we have a small number of bursaries available, providing partial funding for the MRes in Clinical Sciences programme. For further details and a bursary application form please contact [email protected]
For students considering continuing on to a PhD, the Institutes annually offer full and part funded competitive PhD studentships. All MRes students on the programme are informed about these studentships.
Science degree (e.g. BSc) at 2:2 or above (or related degree); or a medical, veterinary or dental qualification. Also available as an intercalation option for Medical and Veterinary students. For applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0 or above is required.