Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods such as large group lectures shared with other postgraduate students, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions. 

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Uniquely to St George’s, you’ll benefit from undertaking a nine month research project, giving you time to immerse yourself in detailed research, generating quality data and giving you the opportunity to be published. It’s incredibly valuable work and has previously lead to many new and exciting discoveries and important breakthroughs.

You’ll have the freedom to choose from a wide-ranging list of projects and work in a vibrant research environment with world renowned researchers like Professors Jodi Lindsay and Philip Butcher. You’ll also work with their research teams, PhD students and post-doctoral scientists to gain real insight and invaluable experience over a nine month period.

At St George’s, you’ll benefit from working as part of a small, close-knit team. Students, clinicians and researchers work happily and effectively together in what’s more of a small community rather than the anonymity of a huge institution, with all the advantages that brings for personal input and development.

Teaching and learning methods

 During the first term you will meet potential supervisors to familiarise yourself with research activity within each pathway and to identify an appropriate project on which to work. Broadly speaking, a topic is acceptable if the investigation uses appropriate scientific methods and falls within the fields of biomedical sciences, healthcare, or health services.

You’ll have the freedom to choose from a wide-ranging list of projects and work in a vibrant research environment with world renowned researchers. You’ll also work with their research teams, PhD students and post-doctoral scientists to gain real insight and invaluable experience over a nine month period.

At St George’s, you’ll benefit from working as part of a small, close-knit team. Students, clinicians and researchers work happily and effectively together in what’s more of a small community rather than the anonymity of a huge institution, with all the advantages that brings for personal input and development.

Self-directed study

The self-directed component includes the in-depth study of an area of interest, developing research and presentation skills and gaining insight into possible careers. Teaching for the core postgraduate models is concentrated in the autumn term. Teaching for specialist modules will take place over the year.  Throughout this time students will either be attending lectures or laboratory sessions on most days of the week. Students will choose their projects and start with laboratory work from mid-October and complete their research by September.

Dissertation projects will involve the assembly, analysis and interpretation of data. Project titles and areas for research will be identified by module leaders and will relate to the pathway selected by the student.

Standalone modules are not available throughout this MRes. 

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to help students with preparation for their dissertation. The assessments will help you critically review published work, use appropriate experimental design and analysis of experimental data. It also enables you to develop scientific writing and presentation skills.

All modules are assessed through written assignments or an oral presentation, with the exception of the statistics module which is assessed via examination. The optional modules require the submission of written reports. Following the research project, you will be asked to present a poster on your research.

 


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