MRes Health Sciences Research

This programme provides prospective health scientists with a firm foundation in research methodology. It is ideal for clinical or bioscience graduates, or for medical, veterinary and dental students taking advantage of an intercalating year.

At the core of the programme is an eight-month research project in a field that interests you.

You will be based within one of the University of Bristol's internationally recognised health science research groups with opportunities to immerse yourself in both laboratory and clinical-based environments.

Taught units provide intensive training in research methodology and the communication of scientific research giving you the key skills for a successful research career.

Developing outstanding health science researchers

We offer a dynamic and challenging environment for your research which is ranked among the UK's top five universities for research by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and placed first for impact in clinical medicine, public health, health services and primary care.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around four taught units and an eight-month research project.

Did you know?

  • Students write up their research project in a 10,000-word thesis and present it in a viva (oral exam) and research symposium.
  • You can opt to study part time to fit around your existing work and family commitments.

The teaching has been great and the support from the course administrators has been outstanding. Everybody in the labs that I've been working with has been really supportive as well.

Andrew, MRes Health Sciences Research

This programme offers a rare opportunity to get a real taste of clinically relevant research.

Tony Pickering, Senior Clinical Fellow and Reader in Neuroscience and Co-lead of INSPIRE, a UK-wide initiative aimed at nurturing the next generation of medical researchers


Dr Fiona Holmes, Programme Director
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 331 3151

Dr Domingo Tortonese, Programme Director
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 928 8332

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