Research course

Biomedical Sciences

University of Strathclyde · Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

You should normally have a second-class honours degree in a biology-related subject and English Language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes is a research-based Masters degree that offers specialised training in specific areas.

The difference between the MRes and an MSc is that you'll spend more time on a lab-based project, and the final assessment (a thesis) and final award is closer to that for a PhD.

This degree is delivered by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences and offers a vibrant research environment for postgraduate training.

The taught part of your degree will increase your understanding of general scientific skills like statistics, ethics, and effective communication, while also increasing your knowledge in your specific subject through lectures and workshops.

You'll then move on to work on your project in an active research laboratory with a Principal Investigator and, potentially, with post-doctoral fellows and other postgraduate students.

This is an excellent way to find out about what a career in science is really like.

You'll also develop vital technique and project management skills that will prove highly attractive to future employers.

For more information on the course please see the website.

Department specialisms

SIPBS is an integrated research facility for Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery underpinned by a pharmaceutical focus in Pharmacology, Integrative Biology, Immunology and Microbiology. Our overall strategy is to use pharmacological and genetic approaches to inform on biology, integrated with drug discovery and formulation programmes focused on defined diseases.

Information for international students

You should have an English Language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 p/a
International students
EU £4,195 p/a Non EU £18,000 p/a

For funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Martin Weise
+44 (0)141 548 2678