Research course

Applied Sciences

University of Chester · Faculty of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:1 honours, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides ideal training for students who wish to move onto a PhD programme, or for students who simply wish to undertake a significant research project without any longer-term objective. The focus of this Masters by Research is on a research project in the student’s chosen discipline.

MRes Applied Sciences students take two taught modules at the start of the programme before moving to the research component. You will choose your main discipline before joining the course, and this might include one of the following: cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, computer modelling, immunology, nutrition, software development, or sports sociology. You will also join a research team in the appropriate Department.

Assessment is entirely through coursework. This culminates in the dissertation, which is assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles. Our aim will be to develop these to publication if suitable – which would be an excellent start to your research career.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
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