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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain comprehensive medical sciences research experience by undertaking an extended laboratory research project supervised by leading molecular bioscience researchers in the Institute of Medical Sciences, or the adjoining Rowett Institute.

The Institute of Medical Sciences is equipped with state of the art cytometry, genomics, proteomics and imaging facilities to ensure a top-class research experience. You will thereby be equipped with knowledge and skills needed to secure subsequent PhD training in academia, or employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

You will study elective courses in molecular medicine, genome-enabled medicine and bioinformatics, cardiovascular sciences, molecular genetics, immunology and microbiology, each taught in the context of health and disease. The clinical relevance is directly strengthened by the location of the teaching on one of the largest health campuses in Europe, with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on site, and by the input of clinicians into the MSc training and research projects.

The Research Masters Programme will provide you with the academic, analytical and practical skills to assist you in to many careers, but is particularly oriented for students intending to pursue a research career.

Many of our graduates in other programmes choose to continue in research careers and begin PhDs or become research scientists (research assistants or technicians). They have obtained posts in Universities, industry, biotechnology and hospital diagnostic and pathology laboratories. Further opportunities are available to apply research training in scientific publishing, in patent offices working on biological patents, in science outreach and contributing to the public understanding of biomedical issues.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,000per 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 Aberdeen

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    239 99%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%



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