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Medical and Molecular Biosciences MRes

Medical and Molecular Biosciences MRes

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Molecular Biology

Course type


Course Summary

This research-based course has a taught component that is the same as an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research. The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of medical and molecular biosciences. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills. The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.


The aim of the module is to equip students with a framework for research project planning, recording, experimental design, and data management and interpretation to be applied as they progress to individual, specific research projects and academic or industrial research careers in the biosciences. The module is also aimed to contribute to the personal development of students as independent researchers through exposure to and engagement in mechanisms for research dissemination and discussion. The module has been designed to acquaint students with some key principles underlying good practice in biosciences research and to prepare students for critical reflection and ethical decision-making in relation to research in this area.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: a life science or related discipline or an MBBS/BDS degree. This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more

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