Research course

Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in science, medicine, or dentistry (or overseas equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above.

Months of entry


Course content

Biophysics was established at King's by John Randall and made famous by the DNA structure studies of Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins.

The Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics is based in New Hunt's House on the Guy's Campus and has strong collaborative links with other biomedical and clinical researchers in King's Health Schools. We contribute expertise in molecular and cell biology, molecular structure and molecular cell imaging.

Many of our research groups operate at the interface between the health, biomedical and physical sciences, developing new techniques for application in biology and medicine.

There are five research groups in the Randall:

  • Cell Motility & Cytoskeleton
  • Muscle Signalling
  • Cell Imaging
  • Structural Biology
  • Allergy & Asthma.

There are close collaborations between laboratories in these groups and interactions with the Divisions of Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology, Cancer Studies, and Cardiovascular Medicine, and the Departments of Mathematics and Physics. Several Principal Investigators (PIs) hold joint positions with these divisions and departments.

Recently, we have made several new appointments of young PIs to strengthen our research in cell motility, structural biology, cell imaging and muscle signalling. Qualification for principal investigator status within the division requires a sustained track record of high quality publications, significant peer-reviewed grant income and a proven commitment to the supervision and training of postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7848 8393