I graduated from Biomedical Science with just barely a 2.1 last year, I am currently a MSc student in cancer, due to some personal issues I had problems with my lessons and lab work, I was even unable to attend the lectures and lab for over a month. As you can imagine this has set me back quiet a bit and although I was aiming for a merit I am pretty sure I am going to end up with just a pass.
This brings me on to my question, is it worth it to do an MRes after my MSc in the same field ? I am sure that the extra 12 months of lab experience from an MRes would make me much more prepared for a PhD, given that I also did not have a lab based project in my undergrad.I am curious if this would effect my PhD applications in a positive or negative way.
Any comment/advice is much appreciated.
Even though I am not knowledgeable about how things work in your field of study, I feel that an Mres would not offer much in your case. Did you not have any mitigations while doing your taught masters?
I received a pass in my masters (taught course) and I still managed to complete a PhD in the end. The problem in my case was not the fact that I was having personal difficulties. It was simply the fact that I had language difficulties, and I struggled to manage my homework.
Masters DegreesSearch For Masters Degrees
An active and supportive community.
Support and advice from your peers.
Your postgraduate questions answered.
Use your experience to help others.
Enter your email address below to get started with your forum account
Enter your username below to login to your account
An email has been sent to your email account along with instructions on how to reset your password. If you do not recieve your email, or have any futher problems accessing your account, then please contact our customer support.
or continue as guest