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Maternal and Fetal Health MRes

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Degree awarded
Master of Research
1 year full time
Entry requirements

The course is open to medical or science graduates and intercalating medical students. Normally a BSc (1st or 2:1) or MBChB or equivalent is expected from a British university in an appropriate biological or medical subject.

Overseas students require a high class honours degree or equivalent in a biomedical subject from a high-ranking university.

For MBChB students, the minimum criterion for admission is satisfactory achievement in years 1-4 of the undergraduate medical programme with normally no failure at any examination, and research motivation. Applicants with other professional (including midwifery), or research-related, experience will be considered.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
15 in 2014
How to apply

Application deadline : for September 2015 is 1st August 2015.

Apply online

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MRes in Maternal and Fetal Health is a unique course designed to train those who wish to pursue a research career in pregnancy and related disciplines or to work in associated areas in health and other public services or in the charity sector.

Students will enjoy an exceptional teaching and learning experience, an opportunity to participate in high quality research at an early career stage and contribute to public-domain research output. They are encouraged to develop ambitious career aspirations in the clinical and laboratory sciences.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £20,500

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 £1000 towards their tuition fees 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.


£2,500 bursaries are available toward tuition fee costs for 2015 entry for all home Intercalating students. Awarded based on application and performance at interview.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Dylan Mangan
+44 (0)161 306 5439
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