Research course

Medical Science (MRes)

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

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 who simply wish to undertake a significant research project.

MRes Medical Science students take two taught modules at the start of the programme before moving to the research component.

Students will choose a main discipline before joining the course, and this might include one of the following: cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, gastroenterology, immunology, oncology, or psychological medicine. Students will join a research team at the Institute of Medicine and the medical staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
+44 (0)1244 511000