Research course

Molecular Medicine

University of Derby · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (typically 2:1 or higher, 2:2 will be considered) in biology, human biology, biomedical health or a related subject. If you have professional experience in human health, you may also be considered as eligible for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course starts in September 2019

Why choose this course?
Studying a masters degree in Molecular Medicine at Derby will:
  • develop you into a confident, independent researcher by teaching you essential research skills
  • enable you to plan, execute, and evaluate your own biological research
  • give you a stand-alone research qualification or bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and PhD
  • allow you to study full-time or part-time to support your other commitments
  • provide you with the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project within your field of interest and under expert supervision.

Our MRes Molecular Medicine will help you to develop the key skills you will need for a research career, and allow you to put these into practice when you develop and conduct your own research project

Specialised facilities

We have specialised laboratory facilities available for your research projects. These include a molecular laboratory housing qPCR and DGGE equipment, an imaging suite, human cell culture facility, a dedicated microbiology laboratory, and an analytical suite housing GC/MS, HPLC, AAS, UV-Vis, IC as well as a scanning electron microscope and transmission microscope.

Strong industry connections

We have strong connections with the Royal Derby Hospital and other health care providers.

Experienced teaching team

Our staff expertise covers a diverse range of subjects and we have previously offered research projects in the following areas: human lifestyle and socio-econmic drivers of disease risk, virology, microbiology and cancer research. Research systems at the larger spatial scale includes investigating human lifestyle and socio-economic drivers of disease risk.

Fees and funding

Funding your studies

Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.

Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

Scholarships and bursaries

We also offer a number of funding opportunities for all International students, including discounts, scholarships and bursaries.

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

Dr Shivadas Sivasubramaniam
01332 592239