Bioscience MRes

This course is in clearing with spaces available


Course options

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  • MRes Bioscience, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 6020 Per year **Annual Postgraduate Research Fees apply - additional Bench Fees of up to £6000 also applicable**
  • MRes Bioscience, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 3010 Per year **Annual Postgraduate Research Fees apply - additional Bench Fees of up to £6000 also applicable**
  • MRes Bioscience, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 16100 Per year **Annual Postgraduate Research Fees apply - additional Bench Fees of up to £6000 also applicable**
  • MRes Bioscience, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • TBC

Course modules

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Essential post-graduate research skills


Advanced Techniques in Bioscience

Biology of Disease and Clinical Diagnosis

Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

Biotechnology and Genomics

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Drug Discovery, Design and Development


Health and Disease of Physiological Systems

Neuropharmacology and Advanced Systems Therapeutics

Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Control


Epidemiology Theory and Practice

Public Health

Health Promotion: Health Education, Health Protection and Disease Prevention

Global Health

Clinical Reasoning

Contemporary Theories In Sport Psychology

The Theory of Strength and Conditioning

Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

This MRes course will provide you with excellent training for a career in the increasingly competitive environment of scientific research.

The flexible course, set in a rich research environment, will give you a real edge as you seek to further your studies through an MPhil or a PhD.

The skills you acquire will also equip you for a wide range of careers - any career, in fact, that requires motivated individuals with good independent and team-working skills and proven ability in the creation, synthesis, analysis and communication of information and/or data.

The design of the course has been informed by the Researcher Development Framework and our aim is to support you as you acquire the knowledge and techniques to carry out research.

That knowledge will cover the standards and requirements to conduct a piece of independent research, employing best research practice.

You will also become familiar and comfortable with the process of working with others to ensure your research has a wider impact.

Your future work will benefit from the enhanced critical judgement that you will develop as a result of studying in this environment.

You will also be fully conversant with carrying out effective and critical reviews of literature in a specialised field of research.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

The groundwork for your project/dissertation will be laid by the taught Research Skills module, which includes generic techniques of data analysis and presentation, literature searching and a study of statistics.

When it comes to deciding on your area of speciality within the optional modules, you have a huge choice. We offer a mixture of topics, many of which are designed to enhance your research skills.

You can cover specific research techniques such as Designing and Implementing Survey Research, or you may choose to follow areas of specific interest within the bioscience field such as toxicology, medical microbiology and bioinformatics.

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate, you will need to complete the Essential Research Skills module and an optional module. The course as a whole will equip you with the knowledge and skills to carry our independent research effectively.

You will also learn about the standards and requirements research entails, and how to maximise its impact and effectiveness.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

How you'll learn

You will work in our newly refurbished laboratories and become familiar with a range of equipment that you will encounter in your later career.

The course culminates in an individual research project that will give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your individual skills and abilities.

UEL will provide you with the best possible setting for your studies. Bioscience contributed to the outstanding results in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, in which 92 percent of our research submission was rated either world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised.

It means you will be spending a major part of your time as part of an existing research team that has already made a name for itself in the international field.

As an MRes student you will have two to three supervisors, who together have an impressive range of academic and professional experience. One of these will be your director of studies, who is responsible for supervising your work on a regular and frequent basis.

You will be allocated your supervisory team as soon as you enrol. Members of our academic team with relevant research experience will guide and support you throughout the course.

One member of the team will be allocated as your personal tutor, whom you'll be able to consult for pastoral as well as academic advice. Throughout your course there will be group meetings and opportunities to share experience with your peers and academic staff.

How you will be assessed

We use a variety of assessment methods, including an annotated bibliography with critical appraisal, a professional research proposal, written reports, presentations and a final dissertation or research paper.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.