Research in Laboratory, Biomedical and Sports Sciences (MRes/MPhil/PhD)

1. Overview

As well as taught programmes, there are a number of research degrees on offer in Laboratory, Biomedical and Sports Sciences.

If you undertake research within the Laboratory, Biomedical and Sports Sciences you will have access to state of the art research facilities and receive support from experienced and dedicated staff. We welcome applications from students to undertake research in this field.

2. What you will study

The University can offer Laboratory, Biomedical and Sport Science research degrees in the following broad areas:

  • Clinical & Sports Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Research
  • Environmental Research
  • Medical Imaging
  • Obesity Management
  • Sports Nutrition

Specialist Research Facilities

Biomedical Sciences:
  • Cell culture (primary cultures and cell lines) and microbiological suites
  • Molecular biology (PCR, RT-PCR, comet assay)
  • Biochemistry (Western and Northern blotting, GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC and capillary zone electrophoresis)
  • Physiology and pharmacology (electrophysiology, myography, in vitro and in vivo assessment of cardiac and vascular function; platelet and leukocyte function)
  • Tissue structure (histology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy).
Environmental Sciences:
  • The University has a wide range of analytical equipment including GS-MS, LC-MS, HPLC systems.
Formulation Sciences:
  • The University has a wide range of equipment required for the formulation, manufacture and testing of medicines
  • Complete range of equipment necessary for the dry and wet granulation of drugs and excipients for manufacturing as powders and tablets
  • Production of oral modified release delivery systems supported by a full complement of equipment including spray coaters
  • Other formulation types can be investigated with the help of a range of systems, including a Photo-Correlation Zeta/Nano-Sizer and a Differential Scanning Calorimeter.

3. Entry Requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree of a University of the United Kingdom, or degree equivalent qualification from an overseas University, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University.

Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Masters degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,195 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,520 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £15,180 per academic year

Part-time

  • £9,108 per annum

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,052 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,435 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £14,740 per annum

Part-time

  • £8,845 per annum

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,996 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,400 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £14,200 per annum

Part-time

  • £8,520 per annum

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,750 per annum

Part-time

  • £8,250 per annum

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,350 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,010 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,740 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 year full time
  • £ 2,040 year part time

International Students

  • £12,600 year full time
  • £7,560 year part time

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

5. How to apply

All applications should be made via the University's application form for research students.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  • Two academic references
  • A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
  • A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)
  • For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English -Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement

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(MRes/MPhil/PhD)

Start Date

September/January

Course Length

MSc/MRes - 1 year full-time, 21 months part-time PhD - 3 years full-time, 42 months part-time

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences