Faculty of Medicine

Biomedical Research - MRes

MRes in Biomedical Research collage

At a glance...

Course code: A1BA

Duration: 1 year full time

Start date: October

Entry requirements: 2:1 or overseas equivalent in an appropriate science subject

Collaborating Departments: Department of Surgery and Cancer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Department of Medicine

Organising Section: Biomolecular Medicine

Location: South Kensington Campus

Course director: Professor Nigel Gooderham

Course organiser / admissions tutor: Dr. Tim Ebbels

Course tutor / admissions tutor: Dr. Elizabeth Want

Course administrator:
Miss Jennifer Simeon

Course Fees 2014/2015 Academic Year: £12,000 Home/EU & £28,500 Overseas

How to apply

  • Entry Requirements: a 2.1 (or equivalent) in an appropriate science subject. See our admissions page for more information 
  •  Apply online


Course Overview

The MRes in Biomedical Research offers advanced research training in a broad range of laboratory and computer based biomedical science. The course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical research, whether it be in academia, industry or goverment. To date, of the students who wanted to, the overwhelming majority have gone on to study for a PhD . We will equip you with the key skills needed to plan, conduct, publish and obtain funding for successful research. The course offers training in a vast array of labs from across the Faculty of Medicine (approx. 700 world leading research groups).

The course comprises two 5-month research projects and a core programme including grant writing, technical workshops, journal clubs and transferrable skills. Please note that Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates for part-completion are not available for this course.

More information:


The course is divided into streams, each of which offers a different specialism within biomedical research. The format of the streams and assessment methods are the same for all students, but the core programme and choice of research projects are determined by stream. Current streams offered are:

Please see further information on the streams offered, before making your application.

Links with employers:

Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements. All Master’s courses are designed with employer needs in mind with some Master’s courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. Most Master’s courses offer an opportunity to carry out research projects in, or in collaboration with industry.

Master's Degree Scholarships

The College recently announced an Imperial College Master's Support Scheme. This scheme offers financial support to academically excellent candidates and takes into account household income.

MRes BMR Class Photo 2013/14


Class photo 2013/14

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