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 some microbiology units, 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
Discover the molecular principles underlying the biology of microorganisms. You’ll develop expert knowledge of infection and immunity.
You’ll study the molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. These include gene expression and regulation, gene transfer, genome structure, epidemiology, cell communication pathogenicity and virulence factors. You’ll have the opportunity to study flexibly, tailoring your course according to your needs.
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 transferable 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
Fees and funding
Learn more via the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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