Health Sciences Research MRes
University of Bristol
Key Course Facts
This programme aims to give you a firm foundation in biomedical research by enhancing your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the scientific method and practical experience in an area related to your interests. Taught units provide intensive training in research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses and data interpretation. Skills training in verbal and written communication is also emphasised.
The core of the programme is an eight-month research project, conducted within one of the University of Bristol's internationally recognised research groups in either the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Life Sciences. Opportunities will be available in laboratory or clinical-based investigations.
The programme is suitable for medical, dental and veterinary students interested in pursuing a research-intensive intercalation option after three years of study. It is also suitable for graduates in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and bioscience subjects who wish to develop their research skills.
Translational Cardiovascular Medicine pathway Students with a particular interest in cardiovascular medicine can study the MRes Health Sciences Research (Translational Cardiovascular Medicine). In addition to the units listed above (except Project Proposal), you will be able choose two of the following: • Coronary Artery Disease I • Coronary Artery Disease II • Heart and Valve Disease • Paediatric Heart Disease • Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Stroke.
Examples of previous research projects include: • Alteration of pericytes in the bone marrow stem cell niche of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; • Modification of titanium dioxide nanofeatures with lysozyme for antimicrobial biomedical implants; • Kinematic and genetic analyses of canine degenerative myelopathy.
Renal pathway Students with a particular interest in renal medical sciences can study the MRes Health Sciences Research (Renal). In addition to the units listed above (except Project Proposal), you will be required to take the Introduction to Renal Sciences unit.
Research projects on this pathway will be renal-focused and will take the form of a fundamental bioscience project, translational research, or an epidemiological population health study (in partnership with the UK Renal Registry). There is an additional option to undertake a clinical placement, shadowing adult or paediatric nephrologists during inpatient and outpatient consultations.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
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Graduates in a biological (or related) science or medical subject will normally be expected to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants intercalating from the professional programmes of medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences will need to have successfully completed year three before they can be considered for this programme. Graduates of these professional programmes are also eligible to apply. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Tuition Fees Health Sciences Research MRes
|England UK||£4565||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4565||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4565||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Biological Science (Wildlife Health Science) BSc (Hons)||Royal Veterinary College University of London||86%||0%||0%||£9250||£20090||150||London||On campus Full-time|
|Oral Health Sciences BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||74%||0%||0%||£9250||£30400||203||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Health Sciences BSc (Hons)||Teesside University||76%||0%||15%||£9250||£13000||142||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|Pharmacology and Health Science BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||69%||2%||15%||£9250||£13200||83||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Pharmacology and Health Science with Professional Practice Year BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||69%||2%||15%||£9250||£13200||83||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Human Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Exeter||82%||0%||2%||£9250||£25000||158||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Human Sciences BSc (Hons)||University College London||79%||0%||0%||£9250||£28500||187||London||On campus Full-time|
|Human Sciences with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)||University of Exeter||82%||0%||2%||£9250||£25000||158||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Human Sciences with Study Abroad BSc (Hons)||University of Exeter||82%||0%||2%||£9250||£25000||158||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Pharmacology and Health Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||69%||2%||15%||£9250||£13200||83||Luton||On campus Full-time|