To facilitate your transition to research, you study four core taught modules during the first part of the year, with the remaining time focused entirely on project work.
A key principle guiding development of the MRes course has been to create a connected curriculum that emphasises the close alignment of teaching and research. To help achieve this, you will choose a project subject and supervisor early on, and the taught modules will provide multiple opportunities to relate session content to the themes of your individual project.
You will prepare an extensive project-based research proposal as part of the Research Methods and Management module. Cross-module connections will also be created by revisiting selected themes in each of the taught components, and through the use of a mandatory portfolio in which you record in-course assessment work, feedback, and reflections.
The supervised research project constitutes a central learning method by providing immersive work-based training in translational science. The taught modules will be delivered using lectures, tutorials, presentations, discussions and online activities.
Teaching will generally be organised so that you obtain background information first, then explore the subject more deeply through presentations, discussions, exercises or practicals. You may obtain background knowledge through online or face-to-face lectures or through independent and self-directed study.