MSRH Lecture TheatreThe MRes course involves taught elements from October to January, and is followed by a research project that runs from January to September.

The research project continues in the PhD, during which the PhD students benefit from additional transferable skills training.

MRes Elements

Structured lecture programme

  • Students are taught essential knowledge elements required to embark on their research projects.
  • Topics include core biological content, targeted systems in personal care and the agri-sciences, as well as lectures on tools/technologies.
  • Lecture courses are presented by leading academics and industry scientists.

Hackspace Education (HackEDU)

  • Technology Development Workshop giving students experience of rapid prototyping and software engineering/modelling.
  • The Advanced Hackspace hosts many different forms of manufacturing technologies including laser cutting, microfluidic fabrication, circuit building, protein engineering, cell culture, wood and metal working and 3D printing facilities.
  • Students will work in small groups to design and construct a device capable of solving a particular technological problem.
  • Students are given hands-on experience of technology development from design to prototype validation.
  • The students will use their own device to deliver an experiment and take results.
  • This is assessed in January.

NPL Data Science Course

  • The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will be training students in data management.
  • The NPL will also be supporting students throughout the life time of their PhD.

Industry Innovation Workshops

  • Designed in conjunction with industrial partners, this course will include site visits, case studies, and opportunities for industry networking.
  • Students will be offered the chance to learn about the process of product and technology development from each of the associated industrial sectors; pharmaceuticals, agri-sciences and personal care.

CDT Business Catalyst

  • A course in the basics of business and entrepreneurship run in partnership with the Imperial Enterprise Lab.
  • Connects students to our entrepreneurial network including the I-Hub incubator.
  • Gets to the reality of starting up a company by introducing students to current student spin-outs and other SMEs in our wider ecosystem.

Research Project

  • Students complete their 8-month research project embedded in the research groups of their supervisors (At least one physical chemistry scientist and one biological scientist).
  • Students will write an assessed Research Proposal about their research project. Students will include a short critical review of their research area, followed by a proposal driven by the student’s aims and objectives.
  • Students are given hands-on experience of techniques and equipment.
  • The MRes research projects continue into the student’s PhD research project. 

For more information on this MRes course please visit our one year standalone MRes course website.