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12 months

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Medicine MRes is a strongly research-based course, which gives you the training and opportunity to develop as a scientist or scientifically-literate clinician. Our course is designed to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques relevant to medical research and to enable you to develop the ability to critically and creatively evaluate current issues in medicine and health. You’ll gain experience in formulating new hypotheses and exploring the causes and consequences of diseases by conducting rigorous scientific research in a laboratory, with patients or with patient data.

Make an impact

Medical research plays an enormous role in improving patient care and outcomes. Through our course you’ll significantly grow your specialist skills and knowledge, gaining the experience to feel equipped for a career in the field, contributing to impactful research that will improve the lives of patients.

Learning and teaching

There are few formal lectures in the MRes course. Most of your time is devoted to planning and conducting the research project, usually working with a small team of researchers or healthcare teractive tutorial sessions are shared with students on other Masters programmes in the School of Medicine, intercalating medical students and health professionals.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


All modules are assessed by the submission of coursework, workbooks, reports and reviews.

Career opportunities

The Master of Research in Medicine is for people who want to pursue a lifelong career in academic medicine research. For medical students, the addition of the Medicine MRes on your CV is an advantage when applying for Academic Foundation Posts and Specialist Training Posts in the NHS.


This module is focussed on providing an understanding of different types of medicine-related research. Areas of focus will be on methodology development, clinical trial design and outcomes, commercial collaborations, meta-analyses, observational studies, case studies, interventional studies and ethics. The aims will be to provide an understanding of the background to publications, using peer-reviewed papers as worked examples. Tutors will draw from their own extensive experience in many of these areas.

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Entry requirements

Applications will be considered from: non-graduates who have successfully completed three years of a UK medical degree (or equivalent), and wish to take the MRes course as an intercalated course; applicants with a first class or second class first division degree in a science allied with medicine (including anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science); applicants with a MBChB, BChD or BVMS from a UK or EU University graduates with a second class second division science degree normally with appropriate work experience (two years or more) in a health subject area.

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