To be admitted to the programme, applicants must have an undergraduate Honours qualification (minimum 2: 1) or equivalent in a scientific discipline, usually within chemistry, biology, pharmacy, biomedicine, or related fields. Candidates with a 2:2 or equivalent degree who can show relevant experience will also be considered.
For North American students a GPA of normally 2.5 and above (on a scale of 4.0), or an equivalent, is required.
Months of entry
Master by Research (MRes) is a one-year research-focused postgraduate programme delivered at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics and Faculty of Life Sciences. It provides training for working as a professional scientist, or in preparation for a PhD. The programme recently introduced an industrial placement element where you can spend part or all of your training in an industrial setting.
There are six specialisms available to you:
- MRes Cancer Drug Discovery
- MRes Cancer Pharmacology
- MRes Drug Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology
- MRes Molecular and Cell Biology
- MRes Chemical Biology
- MRes Pharmaceutical Technology
The programme places a strong emphasis on developing laboratory-based research skills and expertise. A six-month research project offers you an opportunity to acquire skills, and to put them into practice by carrying out cutting-edge research with a real-world impact.
The programme is organised around research-engaged learning, where the classroom and lab are sites for the production and application of new knowledge. The curriculum is designed around the principle of ‘spiral learning’ where core skills, knowledge, and competencies are reinforced and developed as you study.
The approach to assessment for learning is aligned to both the spiral curriculum and the principle of research-engaged learning. It is also authentic in encompassing the disciplinary and professional skills you will need to pursue a career in the associated scientific and academic fields.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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