Masters by Research

MRes Biology

This Masters by Research provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career. The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, teaching both practical and theoretical aspects of research. The focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate your own individual research project. You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the capacity for critical thought, project management, time management, presentation skills, and the ability to disseminate original research.

The programme has been designed to suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you are aspiring to work in a research-based career, focus on a single topic of interest, or gain ideal preparation for undertaking a PhD.

For an overview of the MRes, entry criteria and details of how to apply. Note that MRes projects do not incur bench fees or additional costs other than the tuition fees. Edge Hill graduates might be eligible for a 50% fee reduction.

We support MRes projects which broadly fall within the remit of our staff research interests. For a list of research areas for 2020-21, please see GTA and MRes projects 2020-21.