University of Brighton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biological Sciences (Research)

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This Biological Sciences MRes enables you to join a team working towards solutions to global issues such as infectious disease and environmental health, and explore topics such as genetic and molecular biology with researchers who are experts in their field. You will become part of one or more of our research groups, with expertise in areas including biomaterials and biomedical devices, zoonoses, and applied biosciences. You’ll work alongside postdoctoral and other postgraduate researchers with shared interests. Your research project will examine a specialised subject within the fields of biomaterials, biomedical devices, microbiology, biochemistry, ecotoxicology and genetics. Option modules allow you to explore further areas according to your personal and professional interests. You‘ll develop practical skills using our specialist facilities including an image analysis suite with electron microscopes, a confocal microscope and atomic force microscopes, and purpose-built ecology, microbiology, molecular biology and tissue culture labs.

Course details

Modules

Core modules MRes research project Evaluating Research in Biosciences Options Controversies in Science Clinical Microbiology in the post-antimicrobial era Microbiology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Remediation Regenerative Medicine and Medical Devices Oxidative Stress and Human Disease Real Time Techniques for in vitro and in vivo monitoring Ageing: pathology and prevention Cancer: bench to bedside Understanding age-related CNS disorders Water Quality Analysis Intro to GIS Applications of GIS Omics for diseases: theory, practice and applications


Entry requirements

Degree and experience A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications. ATAS requirements The JACS code for this course is C100, meaning that students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will have to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they apply for a visa. Details can be found on the gov.uk website. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept. International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7866 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7866 Year 1
Scotland £7866 Year 1
Wales £7866 Year 1
International £15462 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2022–23. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies, although we have tried to keep this to a minimum. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees.
Biological Sciences at University of Brighton - UCAS