Research course

Medical Sciences (by Research)

Institution
Lancaster University · Medicine
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Undergraduate medical students intercalating between 4th and 5th years of study require a top quartile outcome in MBChB finals. Other applicants must hold an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Candidates with a lower second class degree may be invited to interview to assess suitability.

Months of entry

October

Course content

During the MSc (Research) you will undertake a nine month research project, with a three month write up of your dissertation.

In the course of your year of research we will train you in how to design, conduct, analyse and write up a medical sciences-related research project. You supervisor will be drawn from our academic staff. Depending on the project this may also involve partners from a local NHS trust.

You will learn to design, conduct and report independent and original research, to critically evaluate relevant literature, to develop problem solving skills, to analyse research data, to communicate the results of research, to understand scholarly conventions in the discipline area, and to have respect for intellectual integrity and the ethics of research.

Recent projects include:

  • The role of osteoarthritic cytokines in ochronotic arthropathy
  • Localisation of the stem cell population in the cornea
  • Ethical decision making in organ donation
  • How do students’ social networks evolve during their time at medical school?


Previous graduates have presented their work at international academic conferences and had their work published in leading academic journals.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 1524 593936