Research Masters scholarships in Molecular Medicine


Research Masters scholarships in Molecular Medicine

Bangor North West Cancer Research Institute, School of Medical Sciences, Bangor University

Project ID: BUK2213
Annual Stipend: £11,586
Application Deadline: 29/05/2020

Four competitive KESS 2 studentships are available to excellent students to fund a Research Masters (MRes) degree in Molecular Medicine. The studentships provide a stipend of £11,586 with a fee waiver for BU tuition fees.

The Masters by Research (MRes) degree in Molecular Medicine uses a multi-disciplinary, research-based approach to teach students the skills needed to pursue a research career in academia, industry or research institutes. The programme consists of a 60 credit taught element, which includes a choice of lecture-based modules (e.g. Human Molecular Genetics; Human Immunology and Disease). Students can also choose between two intense practical modules, Laboratory Molecular Research or Molecular Diagnostics. In preparation for the Research Project (120 credits), students will follow the Research Skills module (which includes writing a literature review, attending research seminars, etc.). The main emphasis of the degree is on the Research Project. This is worth 120 credits, significantly more than in a typical taught Masters degree. A range of projects in the area of cancer biology are available, utilising a various molecular, genetic, biochemical and cell biological methods. The project will be performed under direct supervision of a research group leader in one of the well-equipped laboratories of the Bangor North West Cancer Research Institute at the School of Medical Sciences.

The scholarships are sponsored by North West Cancer Research, successful applicants are expected to participate in fund raising and public engagement activities of North West Cancer Research ( and the Bangor NWCR Institute.

Applicants are expected to hold a BSc degree equivalent to a UK 2.2 in a relevant subject. To apply for this studentship, please email a CV, a degree transcript and a covering letter detailing your motivation and experience with research, along with one reference letter to and cc to Penny Dowdney The closing date for applications is 29/05/2020. Successful applicants would be able to start the degree from 01/07/2020, but depending on circumstances the start date can be delayed. For enquiries please email

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) is a pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. It is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.

Due to ESF funding, eligibility restrictions apply to this scholarship. To be eligible, the successful candidate will need to be resident in the Convergence Area of Wales on University registration, and must have the right to work in the region on qualification.