During the MSc (Research) you will undertake research training, a nine month research project, with a three month write up of your dissertation which will equip you for original work in your professional career and advanced level clinical research positions with the NHS, government and charities.
The course will train you to initiate medical sciences related research projects; to design, conduct and report independent and original research; to understand medical sciences research areas; to critically evaluate relevant literature; to develop problem solving skills; to analyse research data; to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship; to understand scholarly conventions in the discipline area; and to have respect for intellectual integrity and the ethics of research.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time. Undergraduate students who are intercalating will start on September 1st and submit their thesis by August 27th; other applicants may take advantage of greater timetable flexibility
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate students intercalating between 4th and 5th years of study require a top quartile outcome in MBChB finals. Other applicants must hold an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Candidates with a lower second class degree may be invited to interview to access suitability
IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent
Assessment: Original research and thesis
Funding: All applicants should consult www.lancs.ac.uk/pgfunding/