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The MRes programme is designed to provide a valuable postgraduate qualification that enables individuals who wish to improve their research skills to undertake a research project in the laboratory of an internationally renowned scientist. The programme would be ideal for someone thinking of undertaking a PhD but wishing to learn more about research. It also offers the award of a postgraduate certificate thus maximising accessibility to individuals working in industry or higher education, both at home or abroad.

The programme consists of two stages:

Stage 1 (October - January): students complete taught modules totalling 60 credits, which can lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Biosciences. All modules are compulsory.


* Research Techniques in Biosciences (20 credits)
* Data Handling and Statistics (20 credits)
* Key Skills in Research Practice (20 credits)

Stage 2 (February - September):

Students complete a practical project (100 credits).

The overall project structure for the Practical Project in Biosciences is a single piece of work held over 8 months of the MRes programme starting from February and finishing in September. The project will be selected by the student in combination with academic staff in one of the School's Research Divisions. Students present a poster and give a talk on their research (20 credits).

The equivalent of a undergraduate degree at level 2:2 (or higher) in a relevant biological, biomedical or bio-molecular science subject.Applications will also be considered from candidates who have a minimum of 5 years relevant commercial experience who only wish to undertake Stage 1 of the Programme (Postgraduate Certificate)If English is not your first language we require one of the following English language qualifications: * IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element * TOEFL Paper Based Test = 580 * TOEFL Computer Based Test = 250 * TOEFL Internet Based Test = 92 * GCSE/IGCSE grade C or above If you have a different English qualification please contact us. If you do not have the required score you may wish to consider an English Language Course at Cardiff University. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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