Our MRes programmes provide excellent scientific training for students who require a masters-level research qualification, or who wish to progress to a PhD.
These programmes are designed to provide an entry into a career in academia or industry that involves a working knowledge of scientific research. They provide a broad-based research training in contemporary biosciences and/or medical sciences techniques.
Each programme comprises 180 credits covering:
- three advanced subject knowledge modules chosen from over 20 options (some modules may be compulsory)
- professional/key skills/research techniques in biomedical and biomolecular sciences
- one 24 week research project
The programmes enable you to experience a variety of internationally competitive research areas, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. If you intend to proceed to the PhD or MD, you will be allocated projects that are relevant to your proposed PhD or MD programme.
Details of individual modules and the research project are provided in the Programmes section.
These 12-month Masters programmes contain a specifically tailored taught component, professional and key skills, and a 24-week research project.
These courses are Faculty-wide, encompassing a variety of internationally competitive research.
The programmes are only available as full time courses and commence at the end of September providing training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences.
MRes programmes are available in a wide range of subject areas. For course content, entry requirements, fees, funding and visa information please see individual programme descriptions on our Postgraduate website:
- Ageing and Health MRes
- Animal Behaviour MRes
- Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes
- Cancer MRes
- Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease MRes
- Cell Signalling in Health and Disease MRes
- Diabetes MRes
- Epidemiology MRes
- Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes
- Immunobiology MRes
- Medical Molecular Biosciences MRes
- Medical Genetics MRes
- Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine MRes
- Molecular Microbiology MRes
- Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes
- Neuromuscular Diseases MRes
- Neuroscience MRes
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine MRes
- Toxicology MRes
- Translational Medicine and Therapeutics MRes
- Transplantation MRes
You may also be interested in our Medical Sciences MSc, a 12 month Masters taught programme which covers modules from ageing and health to transplantation sciences and toxicology.
MRes Research Project
To help you gain hands-on experience and develop key professional skills, the research project is designed to expose you to a variety of experiences and research techniques.
The project aims to train and empower you to engage in research and/or teaching in higher education or in a senior professional capacity in other fields of employment at an advanced level. Your project will be assessed in the form of a written abstract, poster, dissertation and an oral presentation.
The final event in the MRes programme is a celebration poster evening where all students present to staff and students the highlights of their research projects in poster format. Prizes are awarded to the best posters.
Example posters to download
Download the following posters to see examples of our students work.
- Regulatory T Cells Modulate Dendritic Cell Maturation and Function (Syed) Rafez Ahmed (PDF: 660KB)
- The Effect Of Saffron in Two Mouse Models Of Hereditary Retinal Dystrophy, by Ruwaydah Mamode Ally (PDF: 887KB)
- DNA Damage-Induced Protein-Protein Interactions, by Robert Beckles Willson (PDF: 645KB)
- Characterisation of a Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Prostate Development, by Emma Curry (PDF: 837KB)
- Ribosomal Mutations Affecting 2A Peptide-driven Translational Recoding, by Pippa Harvey (PDF: 936KB)
- Neuronal Changes in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex of Post-stroke and Other Age-related Dementias (PDF: 582KB)
- Investigating the Clinical Pharmacology of Dexamethasone in ALL (PDF:640KB)
- Domain Co-occurrence Network Analysis of Ubiquitinating and Deubiquitinating Enzymes Across Four Eukaryotic Kingdoms, by Jack Leslie (PDF: 994KB)
- Developmental Regulation of Mitochondrial DNA Segregation (PDF: 920KB)
- Does Pyruvate Induce Cellular Senescence Via Mitochondrial Dysfunction, ROS and the mTOR Pathway?, by Thanet Sornda (PDF: 893KB)
- Oestrogen and the Innate Epithelial Defences of the Uro-genital Tract, by Anna Stanton (PDF: 393KB)
- Characterization of Cdc25A/CDK2/cyclin A complex: A Potential Target for Anticancer Drug, by Alima Mawar Tasnima (PDF: 1.08MB)
- Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells Regulate T Cells via TGF? (PDF: 678KB)
- Does Copper Inhibit Metabolic Enzymes In Staphylococcus aureus?, by Stuart York (PDF: 616KB)
If you have any problems accessing the information in these posters, you can request an alternative format by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.