Research course

Sensory Science MRes

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

MRes: 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject with a Merit at masters; other qualifications may also be accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides the theory behind the multidisciplinary field of sensory science. You will:

  • develop the ability to critically evaluate published scientific papers
  • plan experimental sensory programmes and report and interpret sensory data
  • work within a research environment and develop the skills needed to do independent research

In addition to course fees, you'll require industrial support and sponsorship for completion of your research.

An MRes degree provides an excellent alternative to PhD study. It offers a unique opportunity to gain a taste of research at postgraduate level.

You'll spend two thirds of your time on a sensory related project. The remainder is taught modules relevant to your investigation.

Department specialisms

The school is ranked the number 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 97% of our work in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science was judged to be of international quality

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

We are ranked 8th in the UK for research power (2014).

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6 in any element).

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

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