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MRes Applied Biomedical Sciences Research

MRes Applied Biomedical Sciences Research

Different course options

Online/Distance | Wrexham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Online/Distance

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences Research Methods (Science)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MRes Applied Biomedical Sciences Research programme has been designed to serve biomedical, medical, and life sciences graduates wanting to embark on a research degree focussing on human health and disease. As such, it leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

This programme equips graduates with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue a research-based career in academic biomedicine. The programme focuses on laboratory-based clinical research and provides ideal training for students who want to work in the industry, or subsequently wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research project at the Masters level.

Key Course Features

  • Biomedical Science is taught by enthusiastic academic and clinical professional staff in modern, spacious laboratories housed at the newly established North Wales Clinical Research Centre (NWCRC), based at Wrexham, and at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
  • Teaching and learning involves a range of methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory practical, group discussions and presentations.
  • Experimental work is an integral part of the programme. The academic and clinical staff are research active, and continually strive to promote research within areas of biomedical and clinical sciences, where they regularly publish their research findings and discuss their work at national and international conferences.
  • Blended learning is a feature of this course enabling students to travel for the taught element of the course without having to commit to living in Wrexham or the locality full time. Each module takes the form of a learning package consisting of a three day block of face-to-face teaching supported by online learning. This approach is favoured by employers wishing to release their employees to study while still meeting service needs.

Assessment

Throughout the course, there is coursework, which contributes to your overall marks.

The coursework assessment may focus on laboratory reports, clinical reviews, poster or oral presentations, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises.

Career Prospects

The skills and knowledge gained on this programme will make you attractive both to employers in the health, pharmaceutical and related industries, and to major academic research centres. The practical skills and knowledge acquired in design, performing and analysing experiments are highly transferable to a wide range of scientific areas.

Students on this programme will be well-placed for careers in biomedical and clinical research, teaching, or to pursue studies towards a PhD, or graduate entry medical degree.

Modules

Analytical & Molecular Techniques in Biomedical Science (20 Credits)
Research Methods (20 Credits)
Research Project (120 Credits)
Clinical Medicine: Pathology of Disease (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following conditions; Hold one of the following prior to the commencement of the Programme: An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndwr University or another approved degree awarding body. A minimum of 2:2 honours degree, which has a significant content of biological science (e.g. Biomedical Science, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, etc.); Have relevant work experience at a senior level that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications, and have held a position of management responsibility within the biomedical, clinical or healthcare sectors for a minimum of three years within the previous five years. In a case where there is a lack of clarity or need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study, an informal interview with the candidate may be held. In addition to the above, candidates must also have practical laboratory experience that would have already been gained from undertaking their undergraduate programme of study inclusive of relevant QAA benchmark standards such as Biomedical Science and Biological Sciences. Prospective students may also apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against specific modules in accordance with Wrexham Glyndwr University regulations. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) that entails working in an area other than their usual place of work must obtain a relevant DBS. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) who may be working with patients, vulnerable people and children must obtain an enhanced disclosure.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. Renowned for its high standards of teaching and inclusive learning community, the university is home to over 9,000 students, with around 1,500 of these enrolled in postgraduate study. The university's main campus, based in Wrexham, is where you'll find the majority of programmes. There's also a rural campus a...more

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