MRes Health Sciences Research

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Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Please discuss with programme directors as not all research projects will be suitable for part-time study.
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

This programme aims to provide you with a firm foundation in biomedical research by enhancing your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the scientific method and practical experience in an area related to your interests. Taught units provide intensive training in research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses and data interpretation. Skills training in verbal and written communication is also emphasised.

The core of the programme is an eight-month research project, conducted within one of the University of Bristol's internationally recognised research groups in either the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Life Sciences. Opportunities will be available in laboratory or clinical-based investigations.

The programme is suitable for medical, dental and veterinary students interested in pursuing a research-intensive intercalation option after three years of study. It is also suitable for graduates in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and bioscience subjects who wish to develop their research skills.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£5,500
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£2,750
Overseas: full-time
£16,300
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£9,100

Additional fees

Bench fee
£4,000 (compulsory)

Please note that the total cost of this programme (tuition fee plus bench fee) is the same as the cost of an undergraduate degree programme, which is currently set at £9,500 per year for UK/EU students. Should the undergraduate fee fee increase in the future, the MRes fee will also increase.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

This programme is delivered by research scientists and clinicians through lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorials. All units are mandatory.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes in Health Sciences Research.

Entry requirements

Applicants intercalating from the professional programmes of medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences will need to have successfully completed year three before they will be considered for this programme. Graduates of these professional programmes are eligible to apply. Graduates in a biological or related science or medical subject will normally be expected to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This programme is suitable for students with a clinical or biosciences background who want to develop their research skills before embarking on a research/clinical career in academia or the pharmaceutical industry. It provides the ideal foundation for further studies leading to a PhD.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 August 2018

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 43% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Dr Domingo Tortonese Programme Director Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8332 Email: healthsciences-mres@bristol.ac.uk

Ms Louise Paton Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 1604 Email: healthsciences-mres@bristol.ac.uk

Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 15 1st Floor
39-41 St Michael's Hill
Bristol
BS2 8DZ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/clinical-sciences/

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