Keele University

Keele University

Biosciences Research Training

The 1st period of the course, September to January, is spent at Keele, and the period February to August (about 30 weeks) is spent in an international host institution; international students may opt to take their placement within the UK or at Keele University; students submit their final dissertation and portfolio in September.

Entry requirements

Usually applicants hold an Honours degree in a scientific discipline appropriate to the project area and final postgraduate award, although consideration will be given to related programmes; the minimum degree category for entry is 2.2 (or international equivalent), although consideration is given to candidates who do not meet these criteria, but can evidence appropriate, alternative professional qualifications and/or experience; applicants who are not fluent in English are expected to have attained the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: postgraduate research skills (15 credits); language training (15 credits); research training portfolio (40 credits); research report/dissertation (110 credits).

Assessment methods

Students must complete formal assessment on all modules; during the placement this includes keeping an extensive record of the training attended and skills obtained, with a reflective report (for the research training portfolio), as well as a dissertation on the project undertaken during the placement.

Sponsorship information

Erasmus funding may be available for students who undertake their research project within an Institute located in a non-UK European Country.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 734010