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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes will provide a comprehensive training in laboratory and research skills, to ensure you are prepared to work independently during your research projects and thereafter.

The course draws on expertise across the University and offers a balance of theoretical and practical studies with two research projects in key thematic areas of research which align with University’s research strategy. You will have the option to study for a broad Biological Sciences MRes or choose to specialise in a specific research theme, which may include (but not limited to) Microbiology, (Neuro)Pharmacology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Food Science.

Graduate opportunities

The course will provide you with research skills to a level appropriate to undertake a PhD or pursue a career in research in the public or private sector. Options exist to diversify the current graduate skill set in quantitative research and by training in qualitative research methods. The MRes can be studied independently, or as part of a 1 + 3 structure leading to the award of PhD.

A range of diverse career pathways include:

  • Academic research careers, including PhD study and postdoctoral research leading towards Principal Investigator status
  • Further or higher education lecturing
  • Industrial research in the pharmacological or biotechnology sectors
  • Medical science writing and systematic reviewing

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the course uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,500per year

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

University information

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Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The campus is in the heart of Glasgow, an affordable, accessible and welcoming city – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
Benefit from a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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