Research course

Chemical Biology: Multi-Disciplinary Physical Scientists for Next Generation Biological, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research and Development

Imperial College London · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is a First or Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours degree in physical sciences, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

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 cellular environment.

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

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.

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

Fees and funding

UK students
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We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Mike Ray
+44(0)207 594 2678