MRes PGCert Master of Research (Biomedical Sciences)

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Description

Pathways available:

  • Master of Research (Biomedical Science) – MRes / PGCert
  • Master of Research (Psychology) – MRes / PGCert
  • ​​Master of Research (Health) – MRes / PGCert
  • Master of Research (Strength & Conditioning) – MRes / PGCert
  • Master of Research (Stroke)  – MRes / PGCert
  • Master of Research (Critical social sciences of sport, health and education)  – MRes / PGCert

​The Master of Research (MRes) programme provides high quality and professionally relevant training in research methods and analysis for health, psychology and biomedical science graduates.

Through the taught modules students will develop their research skills, including critically appraising literature, developing research proposals, laboratory techniques, project management, presenting findings (through oral, written and digital media) and applying for funding. Students will be introduced to a wide range of methodologies and practical techniques relevant to their discipline. Training will be provided in research governance and ethical procedures to ensure students are prepared for work as professional researchers.

Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff. These studies will be written up in the form of journal articles and will form a substantial component of the credits for the MRes award.

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually.


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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

MRes graduates will be well placed for PhD level study or a career that involves carrying out, critically appraising or applying research findings. Evidence based practice means that a knowledge and understanding of research is essential in all health related domains so that health care providers are able to interpret previous research findings, as well as contributing to the process of designing and carrying out research projects. Graduates will also be well equipped in roles which involve scientific writing, analysis of research, designing or administering research projects and development of research portfolios.

Module Details

All pathways include the modules Dissertation (MRes), which is 120 credits, and Developing Skills for a Career in Research, which is 20 credits.


Each pathway then has the following other 20 credit modules to make them up to 180 credits.

Master of Research (Biomedical Science) – MRes / PGCert

  • Research Strategies and Innovation in Biomedical Sciences
  • Analytical & Diagnostic Techniques

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