Taught course

Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention

Imperial College London · Biosurgery and Surgical Technology

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree in science, engineering or biomedical science, or a medical degree.

Applicants with a lower degree qualification but at least three years work experience may be considered.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MRes in Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention provides you with the research experience required to work within the highly innovative field of medical robotics and surgical technology.

Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Interventions are two technology-driven areas of medicine that have experienced significant growth and improvement over the last twenty years, due to developments of less invasive treatments.

This is a multidisciplinary field and is led by three internationally-known departments:

All teaching and research will take place in the brand new facilities of the Hamlyn Centre, which was founded by Professor Guang-Zhong Yang and Professor The Lord Ara Darzi, supported by a major endowment from Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust, as well as a major medical robotics infrastructure grant from the Wolfson Foundation and the National Institute for Health Research.

Taught modules include a mixture of engineering and medical topics such as medical robotics and instrumentation, minimally invasive surgery, surgical imaging and optics, image guided intervention, perception and ergonomics.

By the end of your studies you will have a broad general knowledge of the current technology used in clinical work, and an interdisciplinary knowledge of how to work in collaboration with surgeons to develop new technological advances.

You will also have experience in the methodology and principles of conducting research with application to clinical medicine and surgery, and the skills required to have a successful career within industry, or an academic research position such as a PhD studentship.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Melanie Perkins