Research course

Chemical Biology and Bio-Entrepreneurship

Imperial College London · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biophysics, biochemistry or bioengineering.

You must also have studied at least 50% physical science content within your degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Chemical Biology is an emerging discipline that sits at the interface of traditional chemistry and biology.

It draws on the tools and ideas of modern physical sciences and applies them to the solution of biological problems at the molecular level.

This is a discipline that is perfectly poised to address the next great challenge in biological science – to understand how gene products are used in and interact with the molecular and cellular environment.

The research element provides physical scientists with the ability to bridge disparate fields and gain the confidence to grapple with biomolecular research in a multidisciplinary environment.

The programme is run by the Institute of Chemical Biology’s Doctoral Training Centre.

You can apply for a one-year stand-alone MRes course or a four-year programme (one year MRes followed by a three-year PhD).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Mike Ray
+44 (0)20 7594 1241