Research course

Medical Sciences (by Research)

Institution
Lancaster University · Medicine
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Undergraduate medical students intercalating between 4th and 5th years of study require a top quartile outcome in MBChB finals

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

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1524 592032