In the Science course at University of Portsmouth you will join the day-to-day life of a research group and undertake an original project or study with an experienced supervisor. Along the way you will have sessions focussed on the skills and abilities needed to be an effective researcher.
A list of suggested project titles can be found below, in the 'Structure & Teaching' section.
What you will experience?
You will have the opportunity to focus your research interests on one or two areas of science, allowing you to become an expert in subject knowledge. It also provides the environment to translate your findings into research related outputs such as: preparation of a peer reviewed publication, critical review, grant application, conference presentation or intellectual property submission.
The course also contains taught elements of the nationally recognised Researcher Development Framework (RDF, vitae.ac.uk). Overall, you will experience a satisfying intellectual challenge within a productive research community, aided by supportive supervision.
Those students completing the MRes Science course will have moved to the next level of qualifications with the advantages that this offers in terms of learning and employability. They will also be in an excellent position to apply for any related doctoral training programme, research assistant positions, graduate teaching positions, or general research related roles.
You can study as either a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) postgraduate student. You may start in either mid-September or mid-January of any academic year. The course has two units:
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Applications are accepted all year round, but it's recommended to apply 2–3 months before your chosen start date.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
1 year full time (start September or January) or 2 years part time (start September)
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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.
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