University of Liverpool
This twelve month, full-time programme is structured to allow for 3 hours of taught sessions per week whilst the rest of the time is spent in the lab or carrying out other research project related work.
Please note, the MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine is currently being revalidated and is therefore subject to change.
MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine students undertake 1 research project over 36 weeks including 2 weeks set aside for preparation of a preliminary project report and 4 weeks dedicated to writing the final research project report and preparing oral, poster and digital media presentations. During the project, all students are encouraged to suggest experiments, design experimental protocols, as well as being taught subject specific techniques and advanced knowledge and transferable skills. The research projects will include a range of research techniques to enhance training in experimental skills.
Lectures on taught modules relate to state-of-the-art research techniques, application of knowledge in areas of modern biomedical and translational research, and the development of personal and professional transferable skills. Important and innovative parts of our transferable skills training include workshops on “IP and Commercialisation (our own version of Dragon’s Den)”, and “Grant Writing”, as well as debates and approaches to improve public understanding of science.
Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant subject (2:1 Hons or higher). Applicants with a high 2:2 (55% and above) will be considered on a case by case basis.
The minimum English Language requirement for international students is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Intercalating students are required to successfully complete their fourth year of study.
The programme accepts applications from self-funding UK and international students.
Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/international for English language requirements specific to your country.
There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.