Postgraduate taught 

Biomedical Sciences MRes

What our students say

What our students say

Daniela Quintana

“I obtained a Masters of Research degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Glasgow in 2009. The MRes course was very stimulating and exciting as my classmates and I managed to learn a diversity of research topics in a very short time. We undertook two research projects; the University offered a variety of topics ranging from Genetics, Cell Engineering, Systems Biology, Ecology and many others. The fields of study I chose were Classic Genetics and Molecular Biology. I also had the amazing opportunity to interact with students from all over the world while getting to know other cultures. I believe obtaining a Masters of Research degree at Glasgow is a great way to prepare the path for future scientists as it provides a highly comprehensive level of research competence for a young mind set on science.”

Ramya M Gundurao

“I studied MRes Biomedical Science in Glasgow University in the year 2008-2009. I had a BSc biotechnology from Bangalore University in India and wanted to do a Master’s course abroad. Before joining, I was interviewed by Dr Joanna Wilson and Prof William Cushley in India and was offered the Postgraduate excellence scholarship award towards my tuition fee. The MRes course was an excellent exposure to latest research techniques and scientific experience. The layout of the programme with taught modules and research projects is very good for someone looking to gain more experience before a PhD. I did my research projects under the supervision of Dr Joanna Wilson in virology and Dr Mathis Riehle in cell engineering. Both projects taught me a lot not just in terms of theory and techniques but also in scientific thinking, analysing and planning. After passing the course with distinction, I knew I was well prepared to take on my PhD programme. Glasgow University and Glasgow city itself is a great place to be in with lots of activities happening all year round. As my first home away from home, I really enjoyed my year in Glasgow. The MRes class were a great bunch of students and I have made some good friends for life. The overall experience during the course was excellent and has played a big part in my career and personal development.”