Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This Biological Sciences MRes enables students to join a team working towards solutions to global issues such as infectious disease and environmental health, and explore topics such as genetic and molecular biology with researchers who are experts in their field.

Students become part of one or more of the university's research groups, with expertise in areas including biomaterials and biomedical devices, zoonoses, and applied biosciences. They work alongside postdoctoral and other postgraduate researchers with shared interests.

The research project will examine a specialised subject within the fields of biomaterials, biomedical devices, microbiology, biochemistry, ecotoxicology and genetics. Option modules allow students to explore further areas according to their personal and professional interests.

This programme develops practical skills using our specialist facilities including an image analysis suite with electron microscopes, a confocal microscope and atomic force microscopes, and purpose-built ecology, microbiology, molecular biology and tissue culture labs.

Areas of study

The core MRES research project module is at the heart of the degree and equips you with a fundamental understanding of the research process across disciplines. Additional elements of the course provide an integrated, employment-focused, research programme for students wanting to develop their research skills in the biosciences.

Projects have included:

  • elucidating the genetic basis of chlorhexidine resistance in Proteus mirabilis
  • assessing the tumour microenvironment in ovarian cancer (PSN1) cells
  • antimicrobial proteins of the defensive mucus of Helix aspersa
  • investigating the detrimental effect of metformin on human pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • investigating inflammatory effects of anti-retroviral drugs on glial cells.

Visit the Biological Sciences MRes page on the University of Brighton website for more information on this course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the University of Brighton website for further information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644