Taught course

Biomedical Research (Molecular Basis of Human Disease)

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

Our one-year full-time course provides broad training to prepare you for a career in biomedical research.

The programme provides an excellent background in biomedical research, and will integrate chemical, biological and physiological aspects in a unified approach. This course teaches a mechanistic approach to the problems encountered in molecular and cellular biomedical science. It also emphasises an investigative and empirical approach to the practical problems encountered in experimental and human biomedical science.

The Molecular Basis of Human Disease stream provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding disease mechanisms, with emphasis on a broad range of training from structural and chemical biology to clinical applications.

That emphasis provides knowledge across the biological scales from atoms, molecules to whole cell/organisms on pressing human diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, metabolic and cellular disease as well as pathogen infection and resistance.

Is this stream for you?

This stream is for students with a biochemical or biophysical background interested in pursuing further education in a medically relevant area, and those with a biomedical background interested in understanding fundamental mechanisms behind disease processes.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7594 3151