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The MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. It provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through subject-knowledge modules related to and including medical microbiology, professional and key skills training and a 24-week laboratory-based research project.
The programme enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. If you register for an integrated MRes/PhD, MRes/MD or MRes/DDS you will be allocated projects that are relevant to your proposed PhD or MD, or DDS programme.
A subject-based module in molecular microbiology focuses on how model organisms representative of the diversity of the bacterial sub-kingdom are helping to elucidate central biological questions, such as the control and regulation of cell division and of gene expression.
You will complete the following compulsory modules:
MMB8016 Molecular Microbiology
MMB8100 Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences
You will take optional modules to a value of 40 credits from the following:
MMB8004 Ageing and Health
MMB8003 The Biological Study of Behaviour
ACE8074 Applied Ethology
MMB8015 Applied Immunobiology of Human Disease
MMB8012 Applying the 3 Rs to In-Vivo Experimental Techniques
CSC8313 Bioinformatics Theory and Practice
MMB8011 Biology of Ageing
MMB8007 Cancer Studies
MMB8037 Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease
MMB8008 Cell Cycle Control and Cell Signalling in Health and Disease
MMB8009 Clinical Epidemiology
MMB8010 Cognitive Neuroscience
MMB8002 Current Research Trends in Musculoskeletal Disease
MMB8031 Developmental Genetics
MMB8006 Drug Discovery and Development
MMB8005 Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics
MMB8030 Genetic Medicine
MMB8014 Genetics of Common Disease
MMB8038 Medical Biotechnology, Enterprise and Innovation in Industrial Bioscience
MMB8029 Medical Genomics
MMB8034 Mitochondrial Biology & Medicine
MMB8017 Nanomaterials in Healthcare Technologies
MMB8036 Neuromuscular diseases: Bench to Bedside
MMB8018 Protein Structure and Function
MMB8019 Sensory Systems
MMB8020 Scientific Basis of Neurological Disorders
MMB8022 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
MMB8033 Surgical Anatomy
MMB8023 Systems Biology
MMB8025 Transplantation Sciences
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or related discipline, or an MBBS degree is preferred. Practical laboratory experience is desirable.You should also provide two satisfactory, appropriate references.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-sections, or equivalent.
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.