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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-21, SEP-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Biological Sciences at the University of Chester is based around an innovative group of about 30 academic staff, research students and post-doctoral workers who are committed to providing high quality teaching and research.

The University of Chester welcomes students to undertake research towards MRes, MPhil and PhD research degrees in Biological Sciences. The Biological Sciences Department’s research is underpinned by a diverse range of staff research interests; this also provides exciting opportunities for study.

There are several external bodies who collaborate with the Department including: Countess of Chester Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital – Oswestry, Veterinary Tissue Bank Ltd, and Chester Zoo. These connections are further enhanced by links with other regional and international universities.

Facilities

The research facilities include: 4 biochemistry / cell biology laboratories containing tissue culture and flow cytometry facilities, as well as UV-Vis, fluorescence and atomic emission spectroscopy facilities. In addition, we have a cell imaging (fluorescence microscopy) suite, a microbiology laboratory, a molecular biology lab with PCR and RT-qPCR instrumentation, a stem cell research laboratory and two newly built laboratories dedicated to conservation biology / genetics and animal behaviour and stress research.

All postgraduate students can take advantage of the Department’s structured supervisory network which ensures the student’s development is enhanced throughout their time studying at Chester. This is also strengthened by regular subject-specific and employability skills workshops as well as a research seminar programme.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,142per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

    52

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