What happens after you apply to Bristol?
|Duration of programme||One year full-time|
|Part-time study available?||No|
|Number of places||30|
This programme is delivered by staff from all of the schools within the Medical Sciences Building and provides training in several of the principal areas of current research in the Biomedical Sciences. The programme is focused on experimental science and provides practical experience of basic and specialist techniques. It also provides opportunities for specialisation in selected research topics.
A minimum of a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and evidence of practical ability.
For information on international equivalent qualifications, please see our International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
This programme consists of ten units: a core skills unit; a literary project; a project proposal; a research project and six lecture-based units, of which you will study three.
A series of practical classes, lecture-based teaching sessions, and tutorials that prepare you for the practical project, provide a foundation for further studies and develop a range of transferable skills.
An extended essay on a subject chosen from an extensive list supplied by the Unit Organiser. You work independently under the guidance of a member of staff.
Each school provides a number of research project topics within the themes described below. You work independently under the guidance of a member of staff to produce a written project proposal. This is followed by a 12-week research project investigating your chosen topic. The research project forms the basis for a dissertation.
You will study three lecture-based units from:
Explorations of the cellular and molecular basis of human carcinogenesis, illustrating current research areas and including descriptions of techniques.
Modern research in four areas of cardiovascular physiology: physiology of the heart, physiology of blood vessels, cardiovascular homeostasis; molecular methods in cardiovascular medicine. Emphasis is placed on the use of molecular systems approaches.
Covers a variety of topics within the general area of intracellular dynamics and cell motility. Explorations of the movement of proteins and organelles within cells and the movement of cells themselves.
Lectures on the nature of the immune response, its role in controlling infectious disease (especially at mucosal surfaces) and the mechanisms underlying autoimmune diseases.
Emphasis on a number of key areas of modern pharmacology, including the electrophysiology of neurones, with particular reference to the biophysical and molecular basis of membrane function, ion transport, channels and receptors.
Brain structure and function in the main areas of neuroscience research including sleep, pain, memory and psychiatric disorders.
Each taught unit is assessed independently by written examinations and by coursework. The literary and practical projects are presented as written dissertations.
Application deadline: 30th May 2013
Open to international students? Yes
IELTS score: 7.0 with 6.5 in each bands
Information about eligibility, funding options and studying at Bristol is available for international students.
Full-time: UK/EU £9,000; overseas £17,000.
Plus bench fee of £2,000.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office.
Unit of Assessment 14b applies. See Complete RAE listings for University of Bristol for further details.
Mrs Ruth Batterham
Graduate School Office
School of Medical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 117 33 11599
Fax: +44 (0) 117 33 11889