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: BUK2176

Annual Stipend: £11,702

Application Deadline: 7/6/2019

 A competitive KESS2 studentship is available to an excellent student to fund a Research Masters (MRes) degree in Molecular Medicine. The studentship provides a stipend of £11,702 and additionally covers the Bangor University registration fees and bench fees.

The Master of 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 modules (e.g. Human Molecular Genetics; Human Immunology and Disease; Stem Cells, Disease and Therapy). 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.), and can choose between two intense practical modules, Laboratory Molecular Research or Molecular Diagnostics. 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. 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.

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, a cover letter detailing your motivation and experience with research and one reference letter to and cc to Dr Penny Dowdney Closing date for applications is 7/6/2019. Successful applicants are expected to start the degree on 23/9/2019. 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.