The MRes course involves taught elements from October to January in: basic Chemical Biology, Data Science and Measurement Science, Hackspace education - giving students experience of rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing, electronics, robotics, laser cutting, microfluidics, microcontrollers), software engineering/modelling (Python/Machine Learning, Matlab, Fusion 360, biological “toy models”) and biohacking (protein engineering, proteomics, metabolomic assays) and a Micro-MBA.
This is followed by a research project that runs from January to September. The research project continues in the PhD. During the PhD students benefit from additional transferable skills training including Science Communication with the BBC, a Human Experience Course, International Science Policy and the choice between the EVOLVE (workplace-based learning programme) and DISRUPT (tech accelerator programme).
The studentship will cover tuition fees and stipend for a total of 4 years. In addition, there is a consumable allowance of £3,500 per annum and a total of £1,500 towards travel and £2,000 for the EVOLVE program per studentship.