Taught course

Science and Health

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A second-class or first class honours degree in a relevant subject. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported. You will be required to submit a short research proposal as part of your application. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Overview

Have you enjoyed undertaking research during your degree? Are you thinking about doctoral (PhD) study or a career in a STEM business, industry or academia? If so, our postgraduate Master's in Research (MRes) course will be a great start for you.

Its aim is to provide two key ingredients for early-career researchers – transferable research skills and expertise in your chosen subject. You'll undertake an original project with experienced supervisors, and join the day-to-day life of a research group.

You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective researcher, and prepare a publication-quality manuscript, grant application and conference presentation.

What you'll experience
  • On this course, you'll:

    • Learn research preparation skills such as personal effectiveness, research management, professional skills, networking, research organisation, science communication and impact
    • Complete an extended scientific laboratory- or fieldwork-based research project
    • Be supported by enthusiastic and qualified staff, who will help you develop advanced research skills
    • Use our specialist laboratories, equipment and instruments
    • Graduate with the skills and abilities needed for a career as a professional researcher
Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from the MRes Science degree course with strong research and transferable skills for doctoral study or STEM posts in industry and business.

What can you do with a Science degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • PhD study
  • Research assistant
  • Laboratory management
  • Science communication
  • Specialist STEM research
  • Wider R&D sector jobs

Fees and funding

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

! year full time (start September or January), 2 years part time (start September)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 5566