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Biological Sciences (MRes)

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This is a research-focused master’s level training course which can cover a range of research-specialisms within the biological sciences.

Course overview

Our MRes course in Biological Sciences allows you to carry out an extensive Master’s-level research project alongside two taught modules. You will have the opportunity to develop research and project management skills as well as building your knowledge and experience in your chosen subject area.

Teaching methods

Teaching can be delivered via lectures, laboratory practical classes, field trips and seminars, supplemented by online material such as discussion boards and analytical exercises. You will also can contribute to departmental research seminars, a journal club and tutorials.


Taught modules are assessed via coursework assignments. The dissertation project culminates in the production of a paper suitable for submission for peer reviewed publication.

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On completion of the taught modules, students will have developed their knowledge base and attained a high level of competence in the application, analysis and evaluation of theory and practice. This knowledge and critical skills will have been assessed in all previous assignments, thereby providing students with the opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to their taught programme of study. The dissertation subject will be agreed with an appropriate supervisor and the Dissertation Module Leader (Research Co-ordinator). The subject matter may be related to any area of the scientific discipline chosen by the student.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in any relevant discipline with additional emphasis placed upon the student's preparedness for study and performance at interview, which will inform the selection process. A 2:2 honours degree may be mitigated by substantial relevant work experience.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more