Taught course

Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences

King's College London · School of Life Course Sciences

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Entry requirements

Minimum high 2:1 first degree in physics, chemistry or biomedical science degree (with a substantial biophysics or biophysical chemistry component) or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences MRes programme will give you a thorough exposure to practical biophysics research in a world-leading centre that has been at the forefront of biophysics research since it opened 70 years ago. Our early successes include the elucidation of the structure of DNA and the development of the sliding filament model of muscle. More recently we have pioneered breakthroughs in the areas of muscle and immunoglobulin function, molecular-tweezers development, cell motility, DNA recognition, and the development of new techniques in cellular microscopy.

The research component of your MRes will be complemented by a series of in-depth modules in molecular biophysics and molecular biology.

You will also have the exciting option of carrying out your research project in Singapore to produce outstanding science.

Quantitative skills in biology will be incredibly important for the next generation of professional scientists working in industry and academia. We recognise this, and our MRes offers you an integrated training programme ideally suited to instruct you in the biophysical techniques to meet this challenge.

Our MRes will give you an excellent foundation for a career in academic research, but it also provides a robust foundation for entering industry at a high level, where biophysics has applications ranging from drug formulation and delivery to structure-based drug discovery and the development of medical and scientific imaging techniques.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Admissions
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