Our named MRes (Master of Research degrees) include a subject specific taught element. Please see list
The non-specific MRes in Biosciences is a one year full-time (or up to four years part-time) research degree. It provides an excellent alternative for potential students to bridge the gap between undergraduate and PhD study and offers a unique opportunity to gain a taste of research at postgraduate level. The course offers:
Training in generic techniques for research
Discipline-specific research techniques
Transferable skills - for future research study and employment within or outside the academic environment
Mode of study
Each candidate will be allocated a supervisor, or supervisors. The supervisor will normally be the person directly responsible for the project component of the course, and will advise regarding the relevant taught components.
The course is weighted so that you will spend at least two-thirds (120 - 160 credits) of your time on your research project, in the subject of your choice.
The MRes is examined by dissertation and by coursework, and examinations in any of the taught modules undertaken.
The course comprises:
20 credits of general research training modules (Graduate School or School modules, or a combination of both)
Up to 40 credits of subject-specific taught modules
A research project/dissertation of 30,000 - 35,000 words, worth 120-160 credits
This dissertation will embody the result of the candidate's advanced study and research
For Further information about our MRes degrees, please contact:
Helen Wells, Postgraduate Manager
tel: +44(0)115 951 6015