Research course

Medical Science (MRes)

Institution
University of Chester · Institute of Medicine
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject, such as biological sciences, medicine, or veterinary sciences. Students with relevant work experience, but without the required qualifications, should contact the Programme Leader.

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

October

Course content

Course overview

This course provides ideal training for students who wish to move onto a PhD course, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research project. Biomedical and medical research ultimately leads to the treatments of tomorrow. This course provides ideal training for students who wish to move onto a PhD course, 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.

Why study Medical Science (MRes) with us?

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 Chester Medical School and the medical staff at one of our partner hospital trusts.

The MRes provides excellent training for those who wish to continue to study towards the completion of a PhD at Chester and other universities.

How will I be taught?

Most 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 or at the Parkgate Campus in Chester.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is largely through coursework. This culminates in the Research Dissertation, which is assessed by the production of a substantial review paper and an academic research article, or an extended research article for the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine pathway, suitable for publication in an appropriate research journal.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate-research-programmes-fees-202021
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

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

Name
Chester Medical School
Email
medicine@chester.ac.uk