Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Biosciences

This qualification combines taught elements that focus primarily on how to undertake excellent research. This includes general research skills (project planning, statistics, field and lab techniques) as well as skills specific to the research project. Alongside this training, students will undertake higher level research with an expert in the institute. The modules included in the programme are designed to provide a fundamental basis for understanding and contributing meaningfully to biological science research. This knowledge will then be developed and students will be further intellectually challenged by its application to modern technology and research within their own area of specialism, dependent on their choice of research project. Key skills, particularly those of communication, research, information technology (IT) and problem solving, will be developed through formative (e.g. discussion with and feedback from the research supervisor) as well as assessed coursework programmes which will be accompanied by detailed feedback on performance.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (2.1) in a related subject at undergraduate level and accompanying references. Applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry will be considered.

Course modules

The programme comprises 180 credits. There are 60 credits of taught modules completed during semester 1 and semester 2. This is followed by a research dissertation (120 credits) in semesters 2 and 3.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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