Medicine MRes

 
  

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Qualification
MRes
Duration
1 year full-time or maximum 4 years part-time
Entry requirements

Minimum undergraduate degree with a 2:2 (or international equivalent)

IELTS

6.5 overall with no element less than 6, obtained in the last two years (or evidence of degree taught in English from a UK university within 10 years). Alternatively, a pre-sessional CELE course with a score of 6.5

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
October, December, February, April, July
Campus
Nottingham/Derby
School/department
School of Medicine
Other requirements

Research overview

Research projects and opportunities

The School of Medicine can offer postgraduate research opportunities to students who have graduated in a variety of undergraduate subjects, such as microbiology, statistics, science and geography and medicine.

Research groups

Research opportunities are available in all of our research groups. You can search for MRes opportunities via our research themes, or by searching via keywords for a potential supervisor.

Self-funded MRes projects are always available within our research groups and divisions, and funded opportunities are also often available, and are advertised via the University's vacancies website, the jobs.ac.uk and FindAPhD websites. (Click on the Funding tab below to learn more about funded studentships.)

Self-funded PhD projects

Research opportunities explained

Find out what our postgraduate research students say.

 

Facilities

School of Medicine facilities

The School of Medicine has world-class laboratory facilities, incorporating the latest technologies and specialist services.

Read about our laboratory facilities and clinical services.

 

 

Research support

Training

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Centre provides a formal training course which covers a variety of transferable skills targeted specifically at students studying within the faculty. The course is credit weighted with particular parts of the course being compulsory/obligatory.

In addition The Graduate School has a dedicated training team who provide a comprehensive generic research training programme comprising over 80 different courses.  This central programme exists to complement the more discipline-specific research training mentioned above.

 

Pastoral Care

A number of University support services exist to assist you during your time at Nottingham and beyond.

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

 

Find out what our postgraduate research students say.

 

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. 

Find a supervisor in the School of Medicine

 

Funding

Studentships

Competitive external studentships or fellowships

These are applied for by the student with the help of a supervisor. This is a common route for clinical PhD students. It often requires the student to do some preliminary work in Nottingham in their spare time or study time whilst in a full-time clinical SHO or SpR post. (Find a supervisor in the School of Medicine.)

 

University, research councils or charities

These pay your fees and contribute to living expenses. They may be funded by The University of Nottingham or Research Councils or charities. They are advertised by the University of Nottingham both nationally and on the University website. These studentships are the usual source of funding for UK and some EU non-clinical students. They usually pay a stipend, plus the payment of all tuition fees. Individual divisions may also offer their own studentships.

Home and EU students can contact the school for details about upcoming opportunities.

There are several studentship competitions available to international students. These usually pay the fees only and therefore students would generally have to be able to fund their living expenses.

 

Home/EU students

The University is very successful in attracting sponsorship for research students, particularly from the Research Councils through competitions and annual allocations and with the European Commission’s Marie Curie programme. Please refer to the Graduate School for more information. 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

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 93% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Medicine & Health Services who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,925 with the highest being £70,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

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.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research

 
 
 
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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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