Biomedical Sciences at University of Glasgow - UCAS

Course summary

Crucial for clinical diagnosis of diseases and appropriate treatment of patients, Biomedical Science is vital to the operation of the NHS and related health industries. Largely based on individual research projects rather than coursework, the MRes allows you to specialise in a particular area of study. Especially useful if you want to proceed to a PhD. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The aim of this programme is to complete two different extensive research projects of your choice allowing you to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills directly relevant to the study of human disease.
  • Top 20 in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Receive excellent training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to enter the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industries or to pursue a career in research.
  • Experience the opportunity to specialise in a particular discipline or area. (see below)
  • Gain valuable practical research experience to complete two extensive research projects.
  • If you are aiming to study for a higher biomedical science degree, this programme is designed for you.
  • The MRes is also an ideal introduction for overseas students who may wish to proceed to PhD biomedical science studies in the UK.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The overall aims of the programme are to provide you with:
  • Knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue a career in laboratory research.
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research.
  • Opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing two extensive research projects.
Core Courses THE MOLECULAR GENETICS OF DISEASE HIGHER SKILLS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PRESENTATION SKILLS IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES MRES BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PROJECT 1 MRES BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PROJECT 2 Specialisms Students can qualify to have a specialism added to their degree title by undertaking both of their projects in the same area of research. Near the end of the programme they are asked what specialism they think they qualify for based on their projects and the programme lead makes a decision on this. The specialisms are: Anatomy Biotechnology Cancer Cardiovascular Science Cell Engineering Molecular Genetics Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Neuroscience

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Biomedical Sciences at University of Glasgow - UCAS