University of Chester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biological Sciences (Research)

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Course summary

Our MRes course in Biological Sciences allows you to carry out an extensive Master’s-level research project alongside two taught modules. You will have the opportunity to develop research and project management skills as well as building your knowledge and experience in your chosen subject area. Why study this course with us? Our Department has expertise across the field of Biological Sciences. This includes a whole organism focus with research in Conservation Ecology, Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. We also offer a range of laboratory-focused research, including projects involving Conservation Genetics, Bioveterinary Science and Molecular Biology. Our projects often involve external partners and allow students to develop wider links in their chosen sector as well as bringing additional expertise to the project teams. You will work closely with your supervisory team in order to have the chance to acquire the specialist skills necessary to pursue your chosen career path. Our Department’s proactive, diverse and inclusive research community provides extensive opportunities for peer learning and research collaboration.

Course details

Assessment method

A compulsory taught module in MRes research methods provides advanced training in core specialisations; these may include project design and applying for grants, field techniques, statistical analysis and geographical information systems. You will then select a taught specialist module in an area relevant to your research project or career path, for example conservation genetics or behavioural ecology. The individual research project is undertaken throughout the year and is the primary focus of this course.


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in any relevant discipline with additional emphasis placed upon the student's preparedness for study and performance at interview, which will inform the selection process. A 2:2 honours degree may be mitigated by substantial relevant work experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see our website for current fee information https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2022-23
Biological Sciences at University of Chester - UCAS