University of Glasgow: Biomedical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology)

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
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The MRes in Biomedical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology) provides a unique opportunity to gain skills in in vivo research. With a shortage of academics and those within Industry with in vivo research skills, this MRes provides training to improve your future career options, particularly within Industry. Glasgow is one of only four centres of excellence in these skills and is the only place you can undertake such an MRes in the UK.

September start
MRes: 12 months full-time**


- TOP 20 in UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2020)

- Receive training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career.

- Complete an extended in vivo research project spanning 7 months and gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the programme.

- In vivo training is a highly sought after skill especially if you want to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

- The University of Glasgow is the only university you can undertake such an MRes in the UK.


- to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research.

- to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research.

- to provide students with the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing an extensive in vivo research project.

- Students undertake taught material covering endocrinology, higher skills in biological sciences and molecular genetics of disease.

The remainder of the course focuses on the research project which is chosen from a pool of submitted projects offered by research groups spanning cancer, immunology, neuroscience and cardiovascular diseases.

**Core courses**
- Higher Skills in Biomedical Sciences

- Presentation skills in the Biomedical Sciences

- Molecular Genetics of Disease

- Project 1

- Project 2

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Many of our graduates go on to further postgraduate research at PhD level having gained invaluable in vivo research experience or continue to jobs within the health sector, biomedical sales or the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.

Master of Research - MRes

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 


The University:

  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
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