A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
• a life science or related discipline
• or an MBBS/BDS degree with high grades.
Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.
Months of entry
Our Medical and Molecular Biosciences MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.
The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of medical and molecular biosciences. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.
Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of medical and molecular biosciences under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.
The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.
Information for international students
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
An MRes is a postgraduate qualification of equivalent standard to an MSc. The MRes enable you to experience a variety of research areas predominantly in academia, but also in industry, and is also an excellent preparation for students wishing to progress onto a PhD.
Course contact details
- Kirsty Sanderson, Programme Co-ordinator (MRes), Medical Sciences Graduate School
- +44 (0)191 208 5379