Research course

Biomedical Research (Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care)

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides an excellent background in biomedical research, and integrates chemical, biological and physiological aspects in a unified approach.

You will acquire an understanding of modern molecular and cell science in world class biomedical research laboratories through both theory and practical exposure. You will also demonstrate practical dexterity in both commonly employed and more advanced practical techniques.

Within this programme, you can choose to study a general stream or one of a number of specialist streams. All of our biomedical research streams have the same course structure and each stream has its own tailored set of projects alongside a core programme of lectures, seminars and practical classes.

You should consider which stream is right for you according to your career aims and background. If an offer of admission is made, it will correspond to a specific stream. Switching streams is not possible once you have commenced your studies.

Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care stream

This stream focuses on a unique medical speciality which involves hands-on manipulation of physiology and real-time pharmacological intervention to effectively and safely manage patients in all parts of the hospital.

You will learn about the fundamental principles of molecular mechanisms and go on to study advanced physiology and pharmacology of anaesthetics, pain medicine and intensive care.

By completing two research projects, alongside lectures, seminars, tutorials and technical workshops, you’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the facts, principles and theories in a particular subject area and learn research techniques and how to translate research.

You will also develop key skills in communication skills, project design, and producing written and oral reports.

Is this stream for you?

This stream is suitable for science graduates with an interest in biomedical research and medicine.

You should be interested in furthering your understanding of pain medicine and intensive care.

This stream is aimed at:

  • trainee doctors in anaesthesia, pain medicine and intensive care, who are interested in pursuing further education and research;
  • junior trainee doctors interested in studying perioperative medicine; and
  • science degree graduates with a biomedical background.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details