University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

This Masters programme in Biomedical Sciences offers research training for those intending to proceed to PhD. It is largely based on individual research projects rather than coursework, and allows you to specialise is a particular area of study. **Academic contact: mvls-mresbms@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MRes: 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Ranked amongst the world top 100 for biological sciences. This MRes Biomedical Science provides training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career. You will gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the programme to complete two extensive research projects. This programme is distinctive in that students complete two different extensive research projects of their choice, allowing them to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills directly relevant to the study of human disease. If you are aiming to study for a higher biomedical science degree, this programme is designed for you. If you want to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, this programme provides excellent training and is an ideal introduction for overseas students who may wish to proceed to PhD biomedical science studies in the UK. You can choose to specialise within a particular discipline or area, which can be important for career development, see programme structure below for more information. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** The overall aims of the programme are to provide you with - the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research. - a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research. - the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing two extensive research projects. - Core courses include: - Molecular genetics of Disease - Higher Skills in Biomedical Sciences - Two individual 12 week research projects (By undertaking these two research projects in a cognate research area, MRes students can choose to specialise in a particular discipline or area.) **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** This program will prepare you for careers within life sciences, particularly those in which research plays a key role. You will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to allow you to progress as a researcher or as a basis to pursue a PhD within the life sciences or medical sciences. Previous students have gained employment within: PhD positions Contract Research Organisations Clinical Sciences Research Development Management Medical Writing Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Industries

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: A second class Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

The overall aims of the programme are ?to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research. ?to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research. ?to provide students with the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing two extensive research projects. MRes students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular discipline or area, which can be important for their career development. The specialisations are ?Biotechnology ?Cancer Studies ?cardiovascular studies ?Cell Engineering ?Integrative Mammalian Biology SFC funded places available ?Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ?Molecular Genetics ?Neuroscience ?Proteomics. To qualify for a specialisation, students must select two research projects in a cognate research area. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Sponsorship information

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/search

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 20,150 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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Mvls mresbms
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