The MRes Bioengineering course at Keele will provide multidisciplinary master’s level Postgraduate research training in molecular, cellular, tissue, and biomedical engineering disciplines for a research career in these exciting areas.
The broad aims of the MRes Bioengineering programme are to:
- provide advanced academic training for individuals interested in pursuing doctoral studies or research-oriented careers in bioengineering disciplines, including those in a wide range of biotechnology and healthcare establishments.
- provide an opportunity for in-depth research into a specialist area within molecular, cellular, tissue engineering, and biomedical engineering.
- assist students to develop the skills of research design and data analysis and provide an opportunity to attain advanced proficiency in bioengineering.
- provide knowledge and skills for understanding and complying with the ethics and governance requirements for laboratory-based research.
- prepare students to analyse and solve problems using an interdisciplinary and systems approach.
The School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering (PhaB) has evolved from Keele’s internationally respected strength in molecular, cellular & tissue engineering, biomedical engineering and expanded rapidly over the last ten years. The School bridges the interface between new advances in basic science and medicine, allowing the translation of laboratory findings into benefits for patients. A truly multi-disciplinary approach to research is used to address clinical problems with an excellent integration of the skills and knowledge of engineers, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, physicists and clinicians. The school has an international reputation for world-leading research in the bioengineering area.
The teaching and research for the MRes programme will mainly take place in the Guy Hilton Research Centre, Hartshill Campus, Keele University. However, in some cases, the David Weatherall Building and Hornbeam Building on main Keele Campus, the Clinical Education Centre on the Hospital Area, or other rooms/ tours within the hospital and Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry may be used.
The wide variety of assessment methods used on this programme at Keele reflects the broad range of knowledge and skills that are developed as you progress through the degree programme. Teaching staff pay particular attention to specifying clear assessment criteria and providing timely, regular and constructive feedback that helps to clarify things you did not understand and helps you to improve your performance. The following list is representative of the variety of assessment methods used on your programme:
A written dissertation based on the student research project
- Oral presentations
- Coursework-based essays
- Written examinations
- Reports on laboratory-based practicals
- Essay-based examination.