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MRes Reproduction and Pregnancy at The University of Manchester
MRes Reproduction and Pregnancy
Gain the skills you need to pursue a research career to help solve fertility and pregnancy problems.

MRes Reproduction and Pregnancy / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Research
1 year full time
Entry requirements

We require a BSc (First or Upper Second) or MBChB or equivalent from a British university (or overseas equivalent ) in an appropriate biological or medical subject. For intercalating MBChB students, we require satisfactory achievement in Years 1-3 or 1-4, with normally no failure at any examination, as well as research motivation.

We will consider applicants with other professional (including midwifery) or research-related experience.

We do not require applicants to develop a research proposal or have any research experience.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

15 places

How to apply

You should complete our online application form to apply for this course. See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents that we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of July. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes Y N N N

Course overview

  • Develop the skills needed to go into research into pregnancy or related disciplines and solve problems with fertility and childbearing.
  • Take part in research work at Europe's largest pregnancy research centre - the Manchester Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre- at an early stage in your career.
  • Contribute to public-domain research output and conduct an in-depth analysis of specific pregnancy research.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £23,500

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 £1,000 towards their tuition fees or provide a sponsor letter (which we must first confirm), 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.


A £2,500 bursary toward tuition fee costs from Octavia's Trust is available for an MRes student undertaking stillbirth research. This is open to students of all academic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be selected based on their interview performance and personal statement.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health