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.
This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.
Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.
Months of entry
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.
What you'll learn
The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of stem cells and regenerative medicine. 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.
The subject-based modules focus on interdisciplinary research that seeks to convert stem cell research and technologies into cost-effective, ethically robust 21st century health solutions that will ameliorate degenerative diseases, the effects of ageing and serious injury. This strand is delivered jointly with Durham University, with project opportunities in both universities.
Ageing and Health; Animal Behaviour; Biosciences; Biotechnology and Business Enterprise; Cancer; Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease; Diabetes; Epidemiology; Evolution and Human Behaviour; Immunobiology; Medical Genetics; Medical Molecular Biosciences; Medical Sciences; Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine; Molecular Microbiology; Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA); Neuromuscular Diseases; Neuroscience; Systems Biology; Toxicology; Translational Medicine and Therapeutics; Transplantation
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: 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
Course contact details
- Kirsty Sanderson, Programme Co-ordinator (MRes), Medical Sciences Graduate School
- +44 (0) 191 208 5379