Taught course

Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine

University of Liverpool · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine programme will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of biomedical sciences and its application to translational medicine. It will allow you the opportunity to specialise in distinct basic and applied research pathways.

Please note that this programme is suitable for intercalating medical students.

A key element of the programme design is the development of relevant, appropriate research skills in addition to systematic understanding and critical awareness of the research process at the interface of translational research.

The programme is divided into nine pathways and you will be able to choose a pathway and corresponding project that matches your individual research interests.

The programme pathways are:

  • Biology of Cancer – undertake research alongside internationally recognised scientists who are performing discovery led research to understand the mechanisms of cancer and find new ways to detect and treat the disease
  • Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing – work with world renowned researchers who are using biomedical imaging and sophisticated image analysis techniques to answer basic physiological and biological questions for addressing clinical problems
  • Cancer Medicine – undertake research alongside internationally recognised basic and clinical scientists
  • Cellular and Molecular Physiology – covering a wide range of different research areas from fundamental studies of cell biology to translational work on the mechanisms of human disease
  • Medical Science – offers projects in areas of medically relevant research that can be drawn from any of the wide range of research areas covered by staff within the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
  • Molecular and Clinical Gastroenterology – excellent opportunities for laboratory and clinical research focusing on the pathogenesis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in humans and animals
  • Neuroscience – encompassing studies of the basic cellular and molecular properties of neurons and neuronal signalling, analysis of the neurobiological basis of health and disease, exploration of the structure and function of the human nervous system, and investigation of the characteristics and underlying mechanisms of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders in clinically-orientated research projects
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics – offers projects in 3 main areas; molecular and clinical pharmacology, drug safety and nanomedicine
  • Stem Cells, Tissues and Disease – focusses on stem cell research and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie a variety of human diseases.


  • The expertise and confidence to pursue further study or a range of science, clinical, academia and related career pathways
  • Comprehensive research skills and associated performance within biomedical sciences and translational research, through access to expert researchers, professionals and peers
  • Advanced knowledge and critical understanding of biomedical sciences and how it relates to health, disease and translational therapeutic interventions
  • The skills to enable effective communication with professional and lay audiences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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