Research course

Biomedical Science

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

​The Master of Research (MRes) programme provides high quality and professionally relevant training in research methods and analysis for health, psychology and biomedical science graduates.

Through the taught modules students will develop their research skills, including critically appraising literature, developing research proposals, laboratory techniques, project management, presenting findings (through oral, written and digital media) and applying for funding. Students will be introduced to a wide range of methodologies and practical techniques relevant to their discipline. Training will be provided in research governance and ethical procedures to ensure students are prepared for work as professional researchers.

Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff. These studies will be written up in the form of journal articles and will form a substantial component of the credits for the MRes award.

This award prepares you for a future in research and progression on to PhD studies.

Pathways available:

  • Master of Research (Biomedical Science)
  • Master of Research (Psychology)
  • ​​Master of Research (Health)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Amanda Squire (Programme Leader)
02920 205676