Taught course


University of Reading · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree in biological science (such as biomedical sciences, biological sciences, biochemistry or microbiology) or equivalent from a university outside the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

• Provides you with broad research training to prepare
for PhD studies or a career in biomedical research
• Gain hands-on training in advanced techniques such
as confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, cloning,
in situ hybridisation and bioinformatics
• Choose a research project from areas such as
cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, stem cells
and regenerative biology, microbiology and genetics

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Graham Holloway