Taught course

Clinical Sciences

University of Liverpool · School of Clinical Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are a BSc in a relevant Biological Sciences discipline, at 2:1 or 2:2 class levels, previous MRes or MSc, or a medical, veterinary or dental qualification.

For further information or to apply, contact the Course Director, Dr Neil Blake (nwblake@liv.ac.uk) or email the Course Administrator (MResClinSci@liv.ac.uk or jones@liv.ac.uk).

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the MRes is to provide training at Masters level for intercalating medical undergraduates, medical and science graduates and career academics-in-training, so meeting regional and national demands for research oriented skills in these disciplines.

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

The programme prepares the student for doctoral research training and satisfies the criteria of the Research Councils for Master of Research training.

Programme objectives

  • Provide training in transferable skills, techniques, and knowledge appropriate to postgraduate research students at Masters level.
  • Develop the capacity for individual work and teamwork in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Conduct independent research through practical experience in formulating appropriate research strategies, methods, data collection and analysis via three 12-week research projects.
  • Develop communication skills both oral and written to enable research debate (with scientific and lay audiences) and peer reviewed journal publications.
  • Equip the student to take the first postgraduate steps leading to future roles in biomedical research in the clinical, industrial, and public sectors.
  • Prepare the student for entry into a PhD programme.

The programme is built around the research interests of the Institutes of Ageing & Chronic Disease and Infection & Global Health and consists of eleven Programme Pathways (listed below) reflecting the world-class research being carried out in these areas within both Institutes.

Programme pathways

  • Clinical Infection & Global Health
  • Emerging & Zoonotic Infections
  • Eye and Vision Science
  • Infection Immunology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Musculoskeletal Biology
  • Neurological Infections
  • Obesity & Endocrinology
  • One Health
  • Translation Bacteriology
  • Veterinary Science

During the course you will undertake three 12-week research projects with academics (both clinical and non-clinical) from these Institutes. By carrying out three research projects linked to one of the pathways highlighted above, you will graduate with the pathway branding in your degree certificate, for example MRes in Clinical Sciences (Emerging & Zoonotic Infections) [or other appropriate pathway].

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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