I have completed my Masters in Biotechnology. However, I am interested in cancer research and wish to pursue that for my PhD. I have done a few research projects with a good enough CGPA along with a low impact factor journal publication. However, I have tried for some time and have not managed to get a PhD position. I am wondering if doing MRes specialized in cancer (or biomedical research) from a university in UK will increase my chances of getting a phd.
In my opinion, I would be tempted to take a research assistant role. Let me explain why. This would give you a chance to earn some money, network and increase your skillset. It may lead to more publications which will help and often a research lead will be willing to write a grant or get funding for you to do a PhD.
However, if you have tried this or aren't keen to do this then yes an MRes could be helpful. Have you had any feedback on your applications?
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