Entry requirements A degree in medicine or an Honours degree (first or second class) in a biomedical science or a healthcare subject.
MRes Molecular Medicine
MRes: 12 months full-time
This programme will provide you with an excellent grounding in the generic skills and in the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to undertake research in the field of molecular medicine, in which molecular technologies are employed to address biomedical or clinical research questions.
A particular emphasis and strength of this programme is that you will join research teams with national/international reputations, and will be challenged to develop the full range of skills required of a successful researcher. The programme may be of particular interest if you wish to gain experience in research before subsequent application to a doctoral degree programme.
In addition to acquiring subject-specific knowledge and skills (predominantly via practical experience of molecular technologies, but also via a taught component), you will have the opportunity to acquire or develop generic research skills (including critical engagement with the literature, generating hypotheses and planning a research programme, experimental design and execution, analysis and interpretation of data, presenting and discussing data with peers, writing for publication), and transferable skills (including verbal and written communication skills, graphical presentation skills, critical appraisal, IT skills and bibliographic searching).
* short, lab-based course providing an introduction to molecular research
* two 20-week research placements in laboratories with national/international reputations, working in two of the following areas: cancer biology; analysis of tissues and body fluids using proteomics; analysis of tissues using in situ hybridisation and/or immunohistological methods; haematological malignancies and stem cells; and/or epigenetics
* tutorial series: weekly two-hour sessions focusing on the development of intellectual and transferable skills (critical appraisal, oral presentation), plus attendance at organised seminars
* a research proposal, to allow you to integrate and extend your learning from elsewhere in the programme.