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MRes Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Master of Research
12 months FT
Entry requirements

Home students require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) from a British university in an appropriate biological or medical subject, including biomedical materials, dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacology.

Applicants with a Lower Second will only be considered if they hold a master's or have comparable research experience (i.e. in industry).

Overseas students are only accepted with an equivalent honours degree or similar in a biological or biomedical subject from an established university and should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.

For MBChB students, the minimum student criterion for admission is satisfactory achievement in Years 1 to 4. Students can fail, but must pass the resit, i.e. progress through the MBChB course. There should be no failure in the year before intercalation.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply

We recommend you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of July . We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully.


Your application form must have the following documents:

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly .
  • Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English) if you have already graduated
  • Official university transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • A personal statement. This should be a page in length:
    • why you want to undertake this course of study;
    • any relevant past experience and what you think you can bring to the course;
    • how this course fits into your future career plans;
    • any other relevant information.
  • Full CV including voluntary experience
  • A scanned copy of your passport if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
  • If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or if this is not possible, sent directly to We are unable to consider your application if you have not provided all of the necessary documents listed above.

You must include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes Y N N N

Course description

The Masters of Research in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (TERM) is a collaborative degree course that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

This course provides:

  • postgraduate-level training to equip students from biological, engineering and/or medical-related backgrounds with the specialist knowledge and research skills to pursue a career in the field of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine;
  • a primary focus on strategies to repair, replace and ultimately regenerate various tissues and organs to solve major clinical problems;
  • a comprehensive insight into topical issues including stem cells, polymer technology, surface fabrication and gene delivery;
  • training for students to identify major clinical needs and formulate novel therapeutic solutions.

Tissue engineering/regenerative medicine as a discipline shows enormous potential for future health and, economically, there is a national demand for specific interdisciplinary training in this area.

The University of Manchester has a vast research network in this field comprising international experts from multiple disciplines, and so is extremely well-placed to deliver a truly unique masters course of exceptional quality.

This programme has both taught and research components and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees or provide a sponsor letter (which we must first confirm), before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

Students will have to cover the cost of printing and binding their project report and dissertation.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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