The MRes in Biomedical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology) provides a unique opportunity to gain skills in in vivo research. With a shortage of academics and those within Industry with in vivo research skills, this MRes provides training to improve your future career options, particularly within Industry. Glasgow is one of only four centres of excellence in these skills and is the only place you can undertake such an MRes in the UK.
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- September start
- MRes: 12 months full-time
Why this programme
- TOP 20 in UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2020)
- Receive training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career.
- Complete an extended in vivo research project spanning 7 months and gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the programme.
- In vivo training is a highly sought after skill especially if you want to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
- The University of Glasgow is the only university you can undertake such an MRes in the UK.
The overall aims of the programme are:
- to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research.
- to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research.
- to provide students with the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing an extensive in vivo research project.
Students undertake taught material covering endocrinology, higher skills in biological sciences and molecular genetics of disease.
The remainder of the course focuses on the research project which is chosen from a pool of submitted projects offered by research groups spanning cancer, immunology, neuroscience and cardiovascular diseases.
- Higher Skills in Biomedical Sciences
- Presentation skills in the Biomedical Sciences
- Molecular Genetics of Disease
- Project 1
- Project 2
Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
Many of our graduates go on to further postgraduate research at PhD level having gained invaluable in vivo research experience or continue to jobs within the health sector, biomedical sales or the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.
Fees & funding
Tuition fees for 2020-21
Home and EU
- Full-time fee: £8500
- Full-time fee: £21920
- £5,000 research consumables
- £800 personal home office licence fee
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only
- Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £360
- Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £340
- Registration/exam only fee: £160
A 2:1 BSc (Hons) in a relevant degree.
Candidates will be interviewed before a decision is made on an offer.
As part of your application, please supply the following documents (in addition to the documents listed in 'How to apply'):
- A personal statement outlining your motivation to apply for this MRes and your future career plans
- A CV. Please include the contact details of one additional reference. This should be different to the reference that is included as part of your application.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
- BALEAP guide to accredited courses
What do I do if...
my language qualifications are below the requirements?
The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.
my language qualifications are not listed here?
Please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form
For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form
We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.
How to apply
To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.
Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.
As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- One reference letter on headed paper
- Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
- Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.
You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.
For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions
Guidance notes for using the online application
These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form.
If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.
- Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
- Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
- Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
- Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
- Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
- English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
- Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.
Reference: Please provide one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.
Standard application deadlines
- International applications (non-EU): 21 July 2020
- UK and EU applications: 25 August 2020
Classes start September 2020 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.Apply now