Physiology MRes

 
  

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Qualification
MRes Physiology
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject

IELTS
6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
Please contact the school
Campus
University Park/Medical School
School/department
Other requirements

Research overview

This MRes programme in physiology allows you to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training. 

There is extensive experience across the school in metabolic, molecular, cardiovascular and exercise physiology and their application in clinical and nonclinical settings using human-based investigations, primary tissue culture and small animal-based experimental models.

 

Facilities

Our Human Physiology laboratories are part of the Medical Research Council/Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research.

The laboratories provide excellent state-of-the-art facilities to perform invasive human volunteer studies including exercise metabolism laboratories, blood and tissue preparation rooms and a clinical trials ward.

From an analytical perspective, facilities and skills exist for hormonal, biochemical and molecular biological measurements in blood, adipose tissue and muscle biopsies. Excellent small animal and tissue culture expertise and facilities are available across the school and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Research support

In addition to academic supervisors and their teams, research support is provided through different technology platforms driven by highly skilled research technicians across the school.

Projects requiring extensive field work are strongly encouraged and supported. The Postgraduate Research Committee actively support training and development of students and ensure they develop into adept, well rounded and independent research scientists.

The Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA) is also a source of support.

Graduate School

The Graduate School supports all postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of Nottingham. 

We offer dedicated facilities, resources and development opportunities including training courses, seminars, paid placements, travel and mobility awards and public engagement opportunities. Researchers in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences also have access to a dedicated training programme delivered by academics and researchers from the faculty or by researcher development professionals from the Graduate School and other professional services. It provides a broad and comprehensive range of research training courses, in line with the requirements set out by the UK Research Councils.

Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Centre 

The Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Centre is a hub for postgraduate and research only staff networking and aims to promote a sense of community and enhance the research environment.

Facilities include:

  • study and social space 
  • networked computers
  • a bookable seminar room
  • kitchen facilities
  • a programme of social events

 

 

Find a supervisor

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area. Visit our research projects page to find a supervisor whose expertise match your own research interests.
 

Funding

Home/EU students

At least 20 PhD students are recruited annually, 10-12 of which are fully funded by MRC, BBSRC, EU and industry. These are usually advertised in January/February on the current vacancies site and on FindAPhD.

The school often has scholarships available. These will be advertised on the school’s website as well as the Jobs in Research website and at the University of Nottingham's vacancies website.

The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research. The Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas21 funding. The Graduate School also holds a list of other sources of funding and Studentship opportunities are also available. 

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of research scholarships for outstanding international and EU students.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your research course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 

 
 

Careers

Our MRes graduates will be in a good position to undertake further study towards a PhD in physiology (and a number of allied topics) or pursue a career in a variety of sectors including the pharmaceutical industry, food and drink industry, exercise and health industry and academic or industry-based research laboratories.

Average starting salary and career progression

 

In 2016, 92.6% of postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £26,847 with the highest being £70,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

 

Career Prospects and Employability

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.  

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

 
 

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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

Rebecca Reah
Postgraduate Manager
School of Medicine
University of Nottingham
B Floor, Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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