Biomedical Science - Reproduction and Development MRes

Course Introduction

Overview

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George?s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, the ?father of immunology? who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George?s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV in low and middle-income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

You can look forward to working directly alongside high-calibre researchers who are leading and respected experts in their fields. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills including; critical appraisal, problem-solving, research techniques, accessing technology for FRET and TURF, utilising large data, numeracy, and presenting skills.

Studying

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods, such as lectures, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions.

St George?s is the only university in the country to give you the opportunity to undertake a nine month research project in this topic. This will give you time to immerse yourself in detailed research, generating high quality data that could be impactful enough for publication. It?s incredibly valuable work and has led to many exciting discoveries and important breakthroughs.

You will have the freedom to choose from a wide-ranging list of projects, and to work in a vibrant research environment with world-renowned researchers. You will also work with their research teams, PhD students and post-doctoral scientists to gain insight and experience over the course of your project.

At St George?s, you will benefit from working as part of a small, close-knit team. Students, clinicians and researchers work happily and effectively together. St George?s is more a small community than a large anonymous institution, with all the advantages that brings for personal input and development.

Careers

If you want to pursue a career in biomedical research - whether in academia, industry or government - this course will open up a world of opportunities. Many St George?s graduates have gone on to work in a variety of exciting and fulfilling careers in the biotech industry.

This course is highly effective in accelerating your development within your general healthcare career. The depth and quality of the academic research that you will undertake on your nine month project will also put you in a good position to apply for a PhD.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £13,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £23,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £13,250 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application. If you are invited for an interview you will be asked to write a short paper (no more than half a page) on a subject associated with biomedical research. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.
  • International entry requirements: You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application. If you are invited for an interview you will be asked to write a short paper (no more than half a page) on a subject associated with biomedical research. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply. Students need to have: IELTS - Overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in other three components); TOEFL - Overall score of 79 (with at least 24 in writing, 14 in listening and reading and 18 in speaking).