First or second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
This programme concentrates on understanding the molecular principles underlying the biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. In particular we study gene expression and regulation, gene transfer, genome structure, epidemiology, cell communication, and pathogenicity and virulence factors.
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. It gives students an insight into a range of state-of-the-art research activities and techniques, and provides generic, transferable skills training needed for all early stage researchers. The programme also addresses the scientific, ethical and commercial context within which the research takes place.
The MRes programme can be studied as the first year of our Integrated PhD programme.
For further information on the programme, along with guidance on how to apply, please visit the programme webpage at:
Information for international students
Language requirement: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent. Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a pre-sessional English course or a combined offer (to include a pre-sessional English course and master’s degree). To find out more please visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/asc/for-future-students/index.html
Fees and funding
Each year we have a range of scholarships available for both home and international students undertaking postgraduate study with the Faculty of Science. Details can be found at:
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Science Graduate School
- 01225 383410