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 Molecular Microbiology 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 molecular microbiology. 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.
A subject-based module in molecular microbiology focuses on how model organisms, representative of the diversity of the bacterial sub-kingdom, are helping to add clarity to central biological questions in bacteriology, such as the control and regulation of cell division and of gene expression.
Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of molecular microbiology 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
Course contact details
- Kirsty Sanderson, Programme Co-ordinator (MRes), Medical Sciences Graduate School
- +44 (0) 191 208 5379