What qualifications do I need?

  • Applicants should have a first or second class university honours degree in biological sciences, a veterinary or medical degree.

What if English is not my first language?

You must be able to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing. Please review our English Language Proficiency pages to see if you need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

If you are not exempt from proving your English language proficiency, you must take an IELTS-Academic test (from the British Council). You need to achieve an overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test. The test result must have been obtained within 2 years of the start-date of the course.

How do I apply?

To apply please complete our online application form:

We may have more than one project advertised when you apply, so please ensure you select the correct project that you are applying for. If you are applying for a project that is not advertised, please select the option “I have an MRes project in mind and I am in touch with a supervisor”.

Before you begin filling in the form you should have the following information to hand:

      • Your CV
      • A transcript of your degree(s) - this must be a certified translation if the original was not issued in English
      • 2 references, see reference section for more information. These can either be uploaded directly to the form, or their contact details entered, which will automatically send an email to your referees requesting them to submit a reference.
      • The outline of your MRes research proposal, if you are not applying for one of the listed projects

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to meet the same requirements, and follow the same steps, listed above.

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