University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Biomedical Research (Integrative and Translational)

This programme equip students with the necessary ethos, critical evaluative skills and technical competence to pursue a research career in the in vivo sciences; such an approach is essential to understand the complex interactions among body systems, and how these may are modified with adaptations, by drugs, and during pathologies; students graduate equipped with essential skills for training to PhD level with an excellent grounding for future careers in biological research, the pharmaceutical industry or higher education.The programme consists of both taught modules (60 credits) and a research project (120 credits) comprising a total of 180 credits for the whole programme. A Home Office Personal License, for which training is provided, is a prerequisite for this course; this module is taught at the beginning of the MRes.

Entry requirements

Candidates must possess, or are expected to achieve at least a good Upper 2nd Class degree in a relevant subject; international students: a range of qualifications from different countries are acceptable; standard English language requirements apply, except for IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in any area.

Course modules

Modules: integrated body systems; practical in vivo research skills; research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies between modules; these include assessment methods such as case-based scenario, laboratory report, scientific conference (oral and poster presentation), journal format; the research project is written up in thesis/dissertation format and be examined by viva voce.

Sponsorship information

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences offers up to 6 fully funded (stipend and fees) studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 17,910 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0121 414 5488