Taught course


University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a UK University with a minimum 2.2 classification (or equivalent). A written statement in support of your application of a maximum of 1,500 words outlining academic and professional background, career objectives and reasons for choosing the MRes Programme. In considering applicants we will look for evidence of a candidate's ability and background knowledge in relation to the proposed field of study. Two supporting references, one of which is preferably academic.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In recent years, research and knowledge exchange in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience has developed significantly, largely due to the success in Research Assessment Exercise 2008 and our revised Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy bringing together our core research themes. Research is carried out at national and international levels, undertaken with a variety of partners including the NHS, industry and other UK and overseas universities. Research is concentrated in research groups, including the internationally recognised Institute for Health and Human Development. Other research groups in the School focus on Medicines Development, Human Motor Performance, Infection and Immunity and Applied Sports Science.

This programme has been designed to allow students to gain a Masters award primarily through completion of a substantial research project and will appeal to students hoping to pursue a career in scientific research. Research projects are undertaken within the established research groups providing an opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, ongoing projects.

This programme is designed to deliver the skills needed to become an effective Bioscience researcher and includes a taught research skills component. It is specifically aimed at postgraduate students hoping to pursue a career in scientific research.

Opportunities for research training at PhD level are becoming increasingly competitive and selection processes more rigorous. This programme enables students to clearly demonstrate their research potential, and a wide range of relevant transferable skills, which will significantly enhance their CVs both in the competitive research studentship marketplace and in a wide range of alternative employment.

The programme focuses on all aspects of scientific research from formulation of an initial project proposal through literature review, ethics, planning, methodology, data analysis and interpretation to production of a final written report. An optional module allows for expansion of subject knowledge or further enhancement of specific research skills.

If you are considering a career in research, this programme will give you a strong foundation. Working as part of a team will ensure you are well supported and have opportunities to network. Participating in existing research projects ensures that all the necessary facilities for your research are available and increases the likelihood of publishable outputs.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978