12 months
26650 GBP/year
8040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Healthy Musculoskeletal Ageing programme from University of Liverpool will support the personalised skills development, especially in critical analysis, written and oral communication, team-working and independent research, needed to pursue careers in e.g. biomedical research, medicine and allied health professions, veterinary science, teaching, scientific writing.

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The Healthy Musculoskeletal Ageing programme from University of Liverpool is delivered collaboratively by scientists, clinicians, veterinary scientists and other experts from the University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University I.e. the three Universities that make up the Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). CIMA is a collaborative research centre that researches how age-related decline of the musculoskeletal tissues and age-related clinical disorders (such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia and arthritis) can be ameliorated or prevented.  

Students become key members of this collaborative centre, as a consequence they have a unique opportunity to attend the CIMA annual conference and workshops, participate in public engagement activities and access to state-of-the-art equipment.  The programme is career-focused, with regular 1 to 1 meetings taking place throughout the year, to discuss and plan personalised, career-orientated, self-development.

Career prospects

MRes graduates will be well equipped to embark on a wide range of career options, including clinical or veterinary practice, allied health professions, sports science, biomedical research in academia and commercial/private sector. Previous graduates’ careers include medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, biomedical research, teaching, pharmaceutical industry, scientific writing.

The programme provides an ideal foundation for continuation of studies at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ageing in the integrated musculoskeletal system
  • Biology of ageing
  • Nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle interventions for Healthy Ageing
  • Empirical Research Project (includes skills training) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate first or upper second class honours degree in a related biological science or clinical degree.
  • Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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