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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course makes an ideal stepping-stone for those considering PhD or company-based research and provides an opportunity for you to explore your interest in the biosciences in depth while showing a commitment to a research-focused career. Our course is flexible, allowing you to explore and specialise in an area of biology that fascinates you with the personalised support of a supervisor. With over 200 members of staff, the breadth of research and expertise in the institute means that you can undertake research in any one of the many areas of specialisation including, zoology, plant breeding, microbiology, bioinformatics, animal or equine science, marine biology and ecology.

Overview

IBERS has been judged world leading in areas such as zoology, grassland science, biochemistry, animal science, marine biology, microbiology, plant biology and ecology.
No matter which area of Biology you specialise in, you will be working alongside some of the world’s biggest names in their respective fields.
We have excellent research facilities including aquariums (marine, freshwater, tropical), a bioinformatics hub, ion-torrent sequencers, and extensive glass house facilities.
We operate several farms and own significant tracts of natural woodland, while our coastal location close to several nature reserves and national parks offers unique opportunities for a broad range of bioscience research.
Opportunity to work within research teams with your supervisor, research staff and other postgraduate students.
This course is suitable for students who are not yet ready or do not wish to begin a PhD but who would like to develop their research skills first. It is also suitable for students that would like to combine research with the support of a taught element of a postgraduate course.

Employability

Careers

This course is an ideal stepping-stone for those considering a PhD or company-based research.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work as research assistants or have progressed to doctoral study/PhDs.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,470per year

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 100 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 52%

    61st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    79th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    10

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