During the MSc (Research) you will undertake research training, a nine month research project, with a three month write up of your dissertation which 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.
Director of Studies: Professor Colin Ockleford.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time. Undergraduate medical students who are intercalating will start on 1st September and submit their thesis by 27th August; other applicants may take advantage of greater timetable flexibility.
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate medical students intercalating between 4th and 5th years of study require a top quartile outcome in MBChB finals. Other applicants must hold an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Candidates with a lower second class degree may be invited to interview to access suitability.
IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).
Assessment: Original research and thesis