Masters by Research
Extended laboratory-based research
Alongside direct learning of research methods by participation in the graduate training programme, our Masters By Research students each undertake a nine-month research project, working in well-equipped laboratories and supervised by specialists in the research area. This is followed by a three-month writing up period to produce a Master's thesis.
This programme provides an opportunity for you to undertake original laboratory-based research focussed on understanding human disease at a fundamental molecular and cellular level, and becoming familiar with general and specific research methods and laboratory practice. This is achieved by nine months full time laboratory work as part of an established research group, followed by a 3 month period writing up a thesis, the means by which the degree is assessed.
The MSc (by Research) will equip you for original work in your professional career and advanced level clinical research positions with the NHS, government and charities. The course will train you to initiate medical sciences related research projects; to design, conduct and report independent and original research; to understand medical sciences research areas; to critically evaluate relevant literature; to develop problem solving skills; to analyse research data; to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship; to understand scholarly conventions in the discipline area; and to have respect for intellectual integrity and the ethics of research.