You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant sciences, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, microbiology, agricultural science, medical laboratory technology or medical sciences.
We would also consider other degree subjects, providing there is sufficient relevant content with adequate grades achieved.
Your degree should have at least 50% biology units including at least one microbiology unit, such as infections and immunity, pathogenesis or viruses.
You should have undertaken a research project or work that is relevant to this course, either through your undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or through work experience.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
Months of entry
Develop a broad understanding of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, plants and humans. Gain the specialist research skills needed to prepare for your career.
This course is ideal for you if you want to go into a research career or study for a PhD. Your studies will focus on the outstanding research expertise in the department, with topics including cell and developmental biology, medical and industrial biotechnology, infection and immunity, evolution and biodiversity. You’ll be able to select from a diverse range of topics and projects, customising your course according to your needs and future ambitions.
The MRes provides a unique mix of taught components, extended laboratory projects, literature reviews and preparation of a grant proposal based on a research dissertation. You’ll gain an insight into a range of research activities and techniques, gaining the transferrable skills training needed for all early stage researchers. You’ll also address the scientific, ethical and commercial context within which the research takes place.
All of the MRes courses can be studied as the first year of our Integrated PhD course.
Information for international students
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
- The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
- TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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