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Biological Sciences MRes


Course Description

Course description

The one-year Masters of Research (MRes) programme is an innovative route to starting out on a research career. The MRes will provide you with a unique opportunity to experience research projects over a broad range of disciplines and laboratory environments. Where better to study than in the Faculty of Life Sciences - one of the largest and most successful unified research and teaching organisations of its kind in Europe.

Our MRes programme allows you to gain research experience and professional skills, sometimes in a different area to your first degree, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research. This will allow you to make an informed choice about the research area you want to invest your scientific career in.

You choose two laboratory placements which can be in any of the areas of research offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences. As we have over 200 research active labs we can offer you a wide range of projects to choose from. For an idea of the breadth of available projects, browse the Faculty research themes pages.

Research themes
http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/research/themes/

The programme also helps to develop your transferable skills in essential areas such as experimental design, statistics, bioethics and science communication.

Visit the Biological Sciences MRes page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree in the United Kingdom, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological or medical sciences discipline with sufficient evidence in relevant modules taken. Exceptional applicants with a 2:2 with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered. For MRes applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum. International applicants might be interviewed by Skype.

Course Fees

For academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are £12,500 per annum for UK/EU students; £22,000 per annum for international students.


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