Taught course

Chemical Biology Multidisciplinary physical scientists for next generation biological, biomedical and pharmaceutical R&D

Imperial College London · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Academic requirement: 2:1 degree or higher in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering, from a UK institutions or an equivalent overseas qualification. English requirement: IELTS 6.5 (writing and speaking 6). TOEFL Internet 100 (writing 24) TOEFL Paper: 610 (writing 50)

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a physical science degree?

Are you interested in developing new technologies that will tackle current Health & Disease challenges facing society?

If so, see how our research and training is helping to shape our future...

Why Chemical Biology of Health & Disease?

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 (e.g. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering) and applies these to the solution of biological problems at the molecular level. It is a discipline that is perfectly poised to address the next great challenge in biological science.

The MRes in Chemical Biology will train students in translational multidisciplinary research through a bespoke training and research programme. Students will be armed with an in-depth understanding of product development pipelines across a variety of sectors, acquired through first-hand experience of multi-disciplinary translational research and early stage commercialisation. This will enable them to become leaders of technology innovation and translation in the life science, personal care and agri-science industries.

Course overview

This one year course multidisciplinary MRes course fuses exciting professional and transferable skills courses, crafted and delivered in partnership with industry, with world class research. This includes an 8-month multidisciplinary research project, taught courses, practical laboratory experience of biomolecular techniques and industry-led innovation workshops. The research project provides physical scientists with the language, knowledge, and multi-disciplinary toolkit that is crucial to working across the physical-bio sciences divide.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited for this multidisciplinary MRes course. This course is offered either as a one-year standalone course or the first year of a four-year programme at the Institute of Chemical Biology Doctoral Training Centre, which leads onto a three-year PhD after the course.

It is open to graduates with a first or upper second class Honours degree in a physical science-based subject, such as Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering. International students are welcome to apply if they are able to self-fund.
Information on the scholarship opportunities available for this course can be found on our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/chemicalbiology/mreshealthdisease

Visit the MRes in Chemical Biology Multidisciplinary physical scientists for next generation biological, biomedical and pharmaceutical R&D page on the Imperial College London web site for more details!

Fees and funding

Information on tuition fees 2014 entry.

There are Santander Master’s Scholarships available for 2014-15.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Laura Barter