Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Life Sciences

The programme provides training in research methodology starting with student-centred modules in statistics and project planning. The major activity of the programme is a focused research project which can be taken in the areas of biological sciences, food sciences or vision sciences. You will have the opportunity to select your project from a list approved by our highly experienced research supervisors. The projects pose cutting-edge research questions relevant to the work in which staff are currently engaged. You will receive training in the skills required to support research but the majority of your work (75%) will be devoted to research through experimentation and hypothesis testing. Many projects feature the use of newly-developed technologies relevant to the investigation in biological or vision sciences. The programme is deliberately flexible to provide additionality and enable attendance at lectures in subjects that underpin and support your research.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. Evidence of research skills; when English is not the native language, applicants have to demonstrate, and provide evidence of, a proficiency in written and spoken English to at least level 6.5 or IELTS with no single element below 6.0 or by holding another qualification.

Course modules

This course provides training in research methodology by undertaking a focused research project; students select their project from a list of those provided by experienced research-active staff in the areas of biological, vision and psychological sciences.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed individually by a combination of course work and formal examination; the research project is examined as a Master's thesis and by a viva voce based on that thesis.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630