Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. Evidence of research skills.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme provides training in research methodology starting with student-centred modules in statistics and project planning.
The major activity of the programme is a focused research project which can be taken in the areas of biological sciences, food sciences or vision sciences.

You will have the opportunity to select your project from a list approved by our highly experienced research supervisors. The projects pose cutting-edge research questions relevant to the work in which staff are currently engaged.
You will receive training in the skills required to support research but the majority of your work (75%) will be devoted to research through experimentation and hypothesis testing.
Many projects feature the use of newly-developed technologies relevant to the investigation in biological or vision sciences.
The programme is deliberately flexible to provide additionality and enable attendance at lectures in subjects that underpin and support your research.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630