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Masters by Research (MRes) degree

What is it?

An MRes is a one year, full-time research degree. You will carry out a supervised research project in the laboratory and submit a thesis at the end of the year to be examined for an MRes award. An MRes degree can be an effective stepping stone between undergraduate and PhD level research, particularly if you are changing your scientific discipline or you are undecided about committing yourself to PhD study.

Available projects

Within Life Sciences the range of potential MRes projects is extensive, from basic molecular biology, molecular evolution, developmental biology, ecology, and stem cell biology. We have explained these research areas in more detail on the course details page, to enable you to identify a research project which you would like to study.

How to apply

Visit our how to apply page to find all of the information you need prior to applying including how to submit your application.




School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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