Research course

Biological Sciences

University of Chester · Department of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in any relevant discipline with additional emphasis placed upon the student's preparedness for study and performance at interview, which will inform the selection process. A 2:2 honours degree may be mitigated by substantial relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MRes course in Biological Sciences allows you to carry out an extensive Master’s-level research project alongside two taught modules. You will have the opportunity to develop research and project management skills, as well as building your knowledge and experience in your chosen subject area.

Our Department has expertise across the field of Biological Sciences. This includes a whole organism focus with research in Conservation Ecology, Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. We also offer a range of laboratory-focused research, including projects involving Conservation Genetics, Bioveterinary Science and Molecular Biology. Our projects often involve external partners, allowing students to develop wider links in their chosen sector as well as bringing additional expertise to the project teams.

You will work closely with your supervisory team in order to have the chance to acquire the specialist skills necessary to pursue your chosen career path. Our Department’s proactive, diverse and inclusive research community provides extensive opportunities for peer learning and research collaboration.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Department of Biological Sciences