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.

Applications are invited from:

  • graduates of BSc Biomedical Science or BSc Clinical Science
  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Human and Biological Sciences) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience
  • health professionals from overseas.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides ideal training for students who wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research project. The focus of this MRes is on a biomedical/medical research project in your chosen discipline.

You will take two taught modules before moving to the research component. You will be able to choose your main discipline before joining the course, and this might include one from: cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, gastroenterology, immunology, oncology, stem cell biology or psychological medicine. You will also join a research team at the Institute of Medicine and the medical staff at one of our partner hospital trusts.

Successful completion of the MRes will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Institute of Medicine.

Taught modules are delivered as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment, both nationwide and internationally. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning are held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall.

Assessment is entirely through coursework. This culminates in the Research Dissertation, which is assessed by the production of a substantial review paper and an academic research article suitable for publication in an appropriate research journal.

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

Chester Medical School