Essential information for MRes students


The student handbook for your programme is provided in electronic format at the start of the course and can be downloaded below.

The handbook contains important information to support you during your time in the Department, from key resources available and how to navigate difficulties affecting your academic or personal life to details of the degree programme and beyond. Please familiarise yourself with the contents of the handbook as soon as possible.‌



Programme Information

Programme Specifications




Information on your programme structure, marking schemes, assignments and deadlines are posted on Blackboard. The Department will notify you of any changes to your assignment timeline as far in advance as possible.

Elective Module Selection 

You are automatically enrolled for all core modules but must choose your electives. Details of how to make your elective module selections have been sent to you.



Whether related to academic or personal matters, there are a number of sources of support available to you from both within and outside the Department.

Learn more about what's available across the broader College at the Student Support Zone website, where you'll find resources to support mental‌ and physical health, financial needsEnglish language ability and beyond.

View the list of key contacts in the next tab to learn more about who is here to help in the Department.


In addition to your supervisor, the below key contacts are here to support you during your time as an MRes student.

Course directors:

Student representatives:

  • Vanessa Drevenakova and Ahmed Nurkovic , MRes Bioengineering
  • Sophie Vaughan, MRes Cancer Technology
  • Marwin Wongjarupun, MRes Medical Device Design & Entrepreneurship
  • Michael Stanway, MRes Neurotechnology

Administrative support:

Further support:

College support:


Teaching timetables

Your timetables will vary depending on which electives you select and your own personalised timetable will be viewable via your PC or mobile device once you have selected your electives. 

To help you choose electives, you can view the pdf timetables for the Autumn term.  These show 1) the core modules for your programme, and 2) a view of all possible combinations of electives, with with core modules highlighted. 

Autumn timetables will be available later.

Core modules for Autumn term

Please note:

  • not all combinations of electives are possible and some may clash with core modules. Ideally you should not choose an elective that clashes with a core module, but if this is unavoidable, you must prioritise the core module and attend it live, and catch up with clashing elective sessions via panopto
  • the timetables above currently show some duplicates where a class will be divided into individual study groups


On this page you can find links to useful information on mitigating circumstances. Please send mitigation forms to the student office mailbox: