CIMA MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageing



This unique full-time, 12-month programme provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing. The training has a strong focus on employability and topics range from basic science to clinical aspects, from in vitro to in vivo models, and from the latest advances in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system to lifestyle interventions.

The experience and support provided by the supervisors at CIMA is exceptional. Not only did it give me the opportunity to be involved in fascinating research, I feel well equipped to make the next step in my career.
— Chris Williams - MRes Student 2018

The course is designed for candidates with a first class or upper-second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant biological science or clinical degree, or candidates with a Master’s degree in a similar relevant subject. We also welcome intercalating medical students and candidates from other backgrounds (e.g. engineering, mathematics, computing) who can demonstrate an aptitude for the biological sciences.

CIMA MRes graduates will be well placed to choose from a wide range of career options, within clinical practice, academia, or within the commercial/private sector. Upon completion, students will be equipped to embark on further research in musculoskeletal ageing in industry or academia and may be able to continue their studies by registering for a CIMA PhD in Musculoskeletal Ageing.

In Semester 1, taught modules are delivered by e-learning, including live interactions with tutors and peers, online lectures and presentations and discussion forums. You will supplement this online component via self-directed learning.

I found my time with CIMA to be invaluable. The access to facilities and other academic staff across the three sites is a unique and very helpful feature of the CIMA structure.
— Erica Dobson - CIMA Student 2017

The research module in Semester 2 provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a project under the expertise of supervisors based across the CIMA consortium. You will be based primarily at a single CIMA site, but will have the opportunity to undertake a placement at another, ensuring that your multidisciplinary skills training is specific to your needs.

Throughout the course you will have the chance to take part in seminars, workshops, and networking events, including the CIMA Annual meeting.


If you wish to find out more, or to apply for one of the MRes programs, please click on the relevant institute link below