Develop as a scientist or scientifically literate clinician as you study molecular approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, chronic, autoimmune and genetic diseases. Be part of our world-renowned School of Medicine and learn from internationally recognised scholars. Our flexible course allows you to develop core scientific skills and follow your professional interests with a choice of optional modules. You’ll also carry out a research project as part of an innovative research group with supervision from academics and clinicians working on cutting-edge research. Make an impact
- Engage in research projects using the latest technologies that generate results with scientific impact and the potential for improving patient health.
- Access research opportunities in Applied Health Research, Cancer and Pathology, Cardiovascular, Genes and Development and Musculoskeletal Research.
- Work as part of a research team in a cutting-edge discipline.
- Choose optional modules that reflect your personal and professional interests.
You’ll build core scientific skills through four compulsory modules studied over two terms. Alongside these, your optional modules Build core scientific skills through four compulsory modules studied over two terms. Alongside these, your optional modules (two each term) allow you to tailor your study to your interests. Our modules typically last 11 weeks and allow you to: Gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles, application and potential of molecular medicine. Learn techniques in the field of molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and chemistry. Develop the ability to carry out molecular, biological and bioinformatics research for investigation of human diseases. Critically evaluate current issues in molecular medicine, translate research findings into clinical applications, and recognise commercial opportunities. Research project You’ll spend approximately four months on your individual research project, which usually runs from April to August. The research project allows you to work as part of a research team in a cutting edge discipline. You’ll also spend two months working on writing your research proposal and learning laboratory skills in Preparing for the Research Project module in January and February. At Leeds, you’ll have a wide choice of research opportunities in Applied Health Research, Cancer and Pathology, Cardiovascular, Genes and Development and Musculoskeletal Research. The research project is based in one of the research laboratories at the St James’s University Hospital campus.
A major objective of the course is to train you to formulate your own ideas and express them logically, and this will be tested in every module assessment. A typical module will be assessed by two assignments. Assessments include written assignments, as well as delivering presentations and posters, and leading discussions. The MSc course comprises 180 credits. However, you may choose to exit the programme at an earlier stage with a PG Diploma (120 credits).
Applications will be considered from: Non-graduates who have successfully completed three years of a UK medical degree (or equivalent), and wish to take the MRes course as an intercalated course. Applicants with a first class or second class first division degree in a science allied with medicine (including anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science). Applicants with a MBChB, BChD or BVMS from a UK or EU University graduates with a second class second division science degree normally with appropriate work experience (two years or more) in a health subject area. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation. English language requirements IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
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