University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Biological Sciences

This course provides students with the opportunity to experience research projects over a broad range of disciplines and laboratory environments. The programme allows students to gain research experience and professional skills, sometimes in a different area to their 1st degree, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant science subject; for applicants whose 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

Course modules

Modules include: Tutorial and workshop; research placement 1; research placement 2; communication skills; scientific communication; statistics and experimental design; pgt advisor meeting 1; pgt advisor meeting 2; pgt advisor meeting 3; pgt advisor meeting 4 placement 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by research projects.

Sponsorship information

Up to 12 Research Council supported studentships are available on a competitive basis to the best qualified UK and EU applicants. The Faculty offers a limited number of competitive bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740