Professor Anne Stephenson
Tel: +44 (0)20 7753 5831
Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
(What is the RAE?)
The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
This programme provides a flexible opportunity to obtain high-level research-based training and a range of technical and academic skills. The choice of research project topic sets the focus of the MRes, so that the exact nature of the programme is to a considerable extent individual to each student.
What will I learn?
This programme includes taught and research components and runs for twelve months. The taught component is tailored to your research programme and includes training in core research skills.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
This MRes is conducted primarily as in in-depth and novel research project at the forefront of research in the area of medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Students will be expected to compliment this research with the study of Master’s-level modules in subject areas related to the research.
Your research begins straight away when you join your chosen laboratory and lasts for the whole year
MRes students attend and complete the PhD research training programme that runs throughout the year
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of both a taught component (30 credits) and a larger research component (150 credits). Students will also study a specialist option or combination of modules from the MPharm or MSc programmes within the UCL School of Pharmacy, equivalent to 48 hours of contact time. This can either be one 48-hour module or two 24-hour modules.
All students undertake a programme of full-time research equivalent to approximately ten months' duration. This research will be written up as a dissertation at the end of the period of study.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars, laboratory work, participation in the research training programme. Assessment is through written examination, research dissertation, oral presentation and viva voce examination.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A second-class UK Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, the pharmaceutical or physical sciences or related fields, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The closing date for applications is 16 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This programme is intended for students wishing to pursue research and will prepare you either for PhD-level study or a career in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of Pharmacy
- why you want to study Pharmacy at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs
Graduates of this programme can expect to become proficient research scientists equipped for a career in research, in the pharmaceutical industry, or with a government regulatory body.
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: