MRes in Biomedicine
The MRes in Biomedicine is a comprehensive, one year laboratory research-oriented programme designed to train and equip students prior to entering PhD or higher degree training. The integration of academic and transferable skills development into PhD programmes is now the norm and the MRes provides a framework for the enhancement of these skills.
The programme draws on the wealth of cutting-edge research conducted within UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Areas include: Gene-therapy, Stem cell research, Infection and Immunity, childhood development and metabolic defects and cancer. Students are also encouraged to accept projects across all UCL institutions.
The MRes comprises one academic year full-time programme commencing late September each year. The programme will lead to an MRes in Biomedicine (equivalent to an MSc by Research).
The year includes a three-month taught module followed by a three-month mini project and six-month maxi project. Emphasis will be given to providing students with practical and theoretical experience in a wide spectrum of research methodology and critical analysis.
Below are some examples of Maxi Projects that students undertook during the 2009-2010 academic year.
- Mario Songane's Maxi Project was entitled
'Which toll- like receptors are involved in the recognition of Neisseria Lactamica, a possible vaccine candidate against meningococcal disease?'
- Laura Roca Alonso's Maxi Project was entitled
'A study into functional effects of human enteric nervous system stem cell transplantation'
- Winnie Huiqin Lu's Maxi Project was entitled
'Development of an ELISA assay to evaluate changes of circulating concentration of SPINK5 gene encoding protein LEKTI in normal donors and Netherton Syndrome patients'
- To introduce students to academic and key skills essential for all fields of research in Biomedicine (including Professions Allied to Medicine).
- Provide practical research training under supervised conditions in highly rated Units with an excellent track record of independent research and critical analysis.
- Provide a sound basis for subsequent PhD studies.
Upon completion of the course candidates will have:
- gained both practical and theoretical experience in a wide spectrum of research methodology and critical analysis.
- been introduced to academic and key skills essential for all fields of research in Biomedicine.
- gained practical research training under supervised conditions in highly rated Units with an excellent track record of independent research and critical analysis.
- gained a sound basis for subsequent PhD studies.
- gained an excellent grounding in skills such as critical analytical skills and understanding, ethics, teaching and learning, communication and presentation, and personal and professional development.
- gained varied and wide ranging information on current aspects of biomedicine in addition to skills involved in design, planning and research methodology.
Term 1: Foundations, Research Methods & Statistics & Understanding research & critical appraisal modules
Term 2: 10 week mini research project
Term 3: 20 week maxi research project
To qualify for admission to the MRes in Biomedicine applicants should possess a minimum of a 2.1 BSc degree in a relevant area of study. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet University College London's language requirements to the Good level.
Fees - 2016/17
- UK/EU: £11,460
- Overseas: £23,020
Other useful information can be found on the UCL website - UCL information for Current Students pages.
The Biomedicine MRes is a comprehensive, one-year laboratory research-oriented programme designed to train and equip students prior to entering PhD or higher degree training. It allows clinicians to explore biomedical research before deciding whether to embark on a research-based career. It draws on the wealth of cutting-edge research conducted within UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. The programme is designed to allow students to explore other areas of biomedicine they may not have previously considered.
The majority of our graduates have gone on to secure PhD places. First destinations of recent graduates include: Biomedicine PhD, Endocrinology PhD, Laboratory Assistant and Research Assistant.
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