Research course

Medical Sciences: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology pathway (MRes)

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a 2nd or 1st class degree in a relevant subject, e.g. biological or biomedical sciences, medicine, veterinary sciences/medicine, zoology.

An interview will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a research-focused Master's training course in Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology. It is ideal preparation for future PhD progression or early career industrial entry.

Course overview

This course focuses on developing investigative laboratory-based research skills while addressing theoretical and applicable questions in stem cells and regenerative biology. The course provides an intensive research-led environment, which will give you the opportunity to develop a career in academic or applied biomedical or biological sciences.

Why Study Biological Sciences: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology pathway with us?

Our lecturers have specialist knowleadge and work with a diverse range of skill sets that have application in the field of stem cell research and regenerative biology.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences at Chester is unique in having academic staff who’s research involves a variety of relevant model organisms. As well as humans, the team researches into fundamental biology of a variety of other mammallian species, birds, fish, amphibians and invertebrates. Students undertaking the MRes are able to draw on this expertise.

In addition, Chester is an active member of the Mercia Stem Cell Alliance and the UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell research community.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is delivered through lectures, small group teaching sessions and laboratory practicals, supplemented by online materials such as discussion boards and analytical exercises.

You will contribute to research seminars, a journal club and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

Taught modules are assessed through coursework assignments and by examination (in January).

The dissertation project consists of at least 1,400 hours' study to produce a paper suitable for peer review publication.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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