I'm an italian student planning to come to uk for a post grad in drug discovery/chemistry. The first question coming to my mind while checking programes out is: what is the main difference between msc and mres?
Considering I'm totally new to your system, I was wondering that If a PhD is not in my plans, which one is better? i'd like to take a mres cause there's more "lab life", but it'd be useful when i'll be looking for a job or it would be better a msc (always considering i don't want to take a PhD, but looking for a job as soon as i'll get it)?!!!
And then which uni would u suggest: leeds, liverpool or manchester?
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- Thread Starter
- 17-04-2013 16:30
- 17-04-2013 18:15
MSc tends to be a 'taught' course. You choose lecturers, peruse reading list, write essays, do team based projects, sit exams and complete a dissertation of your chosen subject. You get more guidance from lecturers though your degree and there is more structure.
MRes is a degree by Research, more theoretical and requires generally more independence and idea of the direction of research. It is better suited as advanced study for a PhD thesis. If you have a clear idea of your research interest and PhD goals, MRes is better. The MRes dissertation is longer and you do more independent work in lib or lab. Manchester has a respected biochem department and should have more funding opps.
Note: When choosing a MRes programme, you need to ensure that its focus fits with your research interest. Good luck.