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    The one-year Masters of Research (MRes) degree is an innovative route to starting out on a research career and every year about 20 students enrol on our MRes degree. Students taking the MRes are provided with the opportunity to experience research projects over a broad range of disciplines and laboratory environments. The programme comprises: two laboratory-based research projects, a tutorial and workshop module, research seminars, 'Experimental Design and Statistics' unit, and training in personal and transferable skills. This programme involves rotations in laboratories throughout the Faculty of Life Sciences.

    Where better to study than in the Faculty of Life Sciences - one of the largest and most successful unified research and teaching organisations of its kind in Europe. Our MRes degree allows students to gain research experience and professional skills, sometimes in a different area to their first degree, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research.

    The MRes course allows students to:

    * Enhance their research skills and gain confidence in their research abilities
    * Improve their chances of finding a PhD or starting a career in industry
    * Explore which research area they wish to choose for a PhD
    * Gain personal fulfilment and a sense of achievement

    Module details

    You require 180 credits to complete the programme. 135 credits are research project based and 45 credits are from taught courses.

    Taught components of the course:

    * Tutorial and Workshop (15 credits)

    * Teaching Seminars (15 credits)

    * Experimental Design and Statistics (15 credits)

    Research components of the course: * Research Placement 1 (60 credits)

    * Research Placement 2 (60 credits)

    * Research Skills (15 credits)

    Disclaimer: Our modules teach the current trends in life sciences. Consequently, details of our modules may vary over time. The University therefore reserves the right to make such alterations to modules as are found to be necessary. Before accepting your offer of a course, it is essential that you are aware of the current terms on which the offer is based. This includes the modules available to you. If in doubt, please contact us.

    What our students say Students on the MRes have described the course as "a highly rewarding experience" and "very worthwhile and enjoyable". When asked why they had chosen to do the MRes course, students' most common responses were:

    * It's a good starting point for a career in research
    * I thought it would enhance my chances of finding a PhD
    * I wasn't sure which research area to choose for a PhD


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Full entry requirementsAcademic entry qualification overview: A First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant science subject.English language: For MRes applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0, TOEFL 600 (paper based), TOEFL 250 (computer based) or TOEFL 100 (internet based) is required as a minimum. English Language Requirements 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. 60 (Grade C)
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