Research course

Biosciences

Institution
Swansea University · College of Science
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second class honours degree in Bioscience or related subject. English Language requirement IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

This MRes will provide you with research training in one or more of our Research Pathways and you will benefit from training in our Specialist Research Facilities. Research Staff will share their expertise and assist you in developing the skills necessary to do independent research, leading to a dissertation written as a scientific paper.

All research students undertake taught modules followed by a major research project under the guidance of academic staff in one or more of our Research Pathways, and benefiting from training in our specialist research facilities.

The MRes Biosciences is a one-year programme. All research students undertake taught modules followed by a major research project under the guidance of academic staff in one or more of our Research Pathways, and benefiting from training in our Specialist Research Facilities.

Term 1

Core Science Skills and Research Methods:

  • The scientific method
  • Experiment design and presentation skills
  • Library and internet resource searching

Literature Review in Biosciences

  • Focus on an aspect related to your intended research pathway

Selected module

  • Chosen from a range on offer from the College of Science

Terms 2 and 3

Research Project

  • An independent piece of research leading to a dissertation written as a scientific research paper

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Andrew King
Email
a.j.king@swansea.ac.uk