The Biosciences degree from Cardiff University would be ideal for someone thinking of undertaking a PhD but wishing to learn more about research. It also offers the award of a postgraduate certificate thus maximising accessibility to individuals working in industry or higher education, both at home or abroad.
The programme’s overall aims are to provide postgraduates and individuals from industry, from both home and overseas, with the opportunity to undertake research training at two distinct academic levels. This will enable the acquisition of essential skills, techniques and experience necessary to become a more competent, employable researcher.
Career prospects in this field are generally excellent, with graduating students mainly following paths either into research or industry.
If you are interested in working in industry, many of our graduating MRes students achieve excellent employment opportunities within organisations in roles such as laboratory technicians, teachers, consultants, nature conservationists and research technicians.
Approximately 55 – 65% of our MRes students go on to do a PhD. In terms of research, we have many areas that require PhD students, and the MRes will provide you with an excellent platform if this is your chosen career path.
- Research Techniques in Biosciences
- Data Handling and Statistics
- Key Skills in Research Practice
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.
DisciplinesBiology View 353 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
- The equivalent of a undergraduate degree at level 2:2 (or higher) in a relevant biological, biomedical or bio-molecular science subject.
- Applications will also be considered from candidates who have a minimum of 5 years relevant commercial experience who only wish to undertake Stage 1 of the Programme (Postgraduate Certificate).
Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.