Entry requirements

Students need a good first degree in a relevant scientific discipline; alternatively a qualification or experience which is acceptable as equivalent. For non-native English speakers there are additional requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree will equip students with confidence and competence in the latest research skills and allow them to apply for further research training (PhD) programs or to directly apply for research positions in universities or research institutes. There are two parts to the course: the first part consists of introductory generic skills such as literature searching, health and safety aspects, grant proposal writing and an introduction to statistical manipulation of data (40 credits), while the second part is the research project itself (120 credits).

Fees and funding

A limited number of bursaries, worth 50% of home/EU fees, are offered by the School of Biological Sciences and applicants with a 2.1 or higher will be eligible for these.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1248 382314