Research course

Master of Research (MRes) in Stem Cells, Development and Regenerative Medicine

University of Southampton · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. Qualifications from non-UK institutions must be of an equivalent standard to those of UK Universities. Before commencing the course, non-UK applicants should obtain an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. No work experience is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes from University of Southampton offers exciting opportunities to develop advanced scientific, research and transferable skills required to become an independent researcher in Stem Cells, Development & Regenerative Medicine.

During the one year, full time programme, MRes students undertake taught modules in Research Skills in Biomedical Sciences, Stem Cells, Development & Regenerative Medicine, and Advanced Scientific Skills. Students also undertake two research projects totalling 32 weeks, to develop a broad range of laboratory skills and gain experience of working in different research environments. Students are supervised by internationally recognised Academic researchers in the CHDSCR.

The University of Southampton is consistently ranked in the top 10 national and the top 100 international Universities. We are a world leading research intensive university, with a strong emphasis on education and are renowned for our innovation and enterprise.

In addition to providing broader training in the intellectual basis of scientific research in Stem Cells, Development and Regenerative Medicine, the course will develop your transferable skills including time and project management, public speaking, critical appraisal and scientific writing, thus aiding employability for a variety of careers.

Modules include: Research Skills for Biomedical Scientists; Stem Cells, Development & Regenerative Medicine; Advanced Scientific Skills; two research projects

For further information, please visit our website.

Department specialisms

The Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration is a Centre for excellence and strategic importance. Students work within vibrant and thriving interdisciplinary research programmes that harness the translational strength of the University, together with an outstanding clinical infrastructure and enterprise to translate pioneering developmental and stem cell science for patient benefit. The MRes is delivered by world-leading Academic Researchers with a passion for teaching the next generation of translational scientists.

Information for international students

Over 6,500 international students from more than 135 countries study at the University of Southampton each year. Studying overseas can be a big step, so we run a special induction programme to help you settle in and find your way around, and support throughout your time at university.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,900 per full programme (EEA) + £5,100 bench fee
International students
£18,800 per full programme (international) + £5,100 bench fee


The University of Southampton offers a number of Scholarships. Please refer to the Scholarships and funding by country page.

The start date of the MRes is September/October each year. A blend of learning and teaching methods are used in order to help students develop a broad range of skills.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months full time months

Course contact details

Dr. Franchesca Houghton
+44 (0)23 8120 6685