You'll be taught through a mix of:

  • supervised laboratory research
  • workshops
  • induction programme for postgraduate research
  • poster presentation
  • super seminars
  • journal clubs

Alongside basic science training in experimental design, data handling, and research ethics, we will help you develop skills in critical assessment and communication.

Your research will be supported by workshops in scientific writing, presentation skills, ethics, laboratory safety, statistics, public engagement and optional applied bioinformatics.


You'll be assessed through

  • a written thesis
  • with oral examination at the discretion of the examiners


You’ll select a research project from the following options, design and undertake research, before writing up your findings in the form of a thesis. You will need to list your top three project choices as part of your application.

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