Taught course

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Imperial College London · Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology

Entry requirements

2:1 in a physical sciences, engineering, mathematical, life or biomedical science based subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn to work collaboratively on the 'big problems' and applications in synthetic and systems biology on this Master's course.
You'll gain intensive hands-on experience in a combination of experimental biology and modelling in order to understand, predict and redesign biological pathways.
This course also links with the BIOS Centre at King's College to facilitate the integration of this research with emerging ethical, legal and societal issues.
You'll explore a range of topics covering key aspects of experimental systems biology, theoretical systems biology, synthetic biology, and advanced technologies. Teaching is delivered through practicals, case studies, proposal writing and journal clubs.
You'll also apply your skills to an eight-month interdisciplinary research project.
This will be in a study area of your choice and enables you to form close connections to experts working in industry and medicine.

Fees and funding

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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Jennifer Bennett