Research course

Inflammation: Cellular and Vascular Aspects

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class honours degree in Biomedical science or a related discipline.

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to be part of the UK biomedical translational agenda? Do you have the skills to take molecular concepts and apply them to in vivo studies? Are you interested in finding out why inflammation is at the root of society's modern diseases such as heart disease and cancer? Do you think you might like to do a PhD but lack all the necessary skills? If these are some of your thoughts about your future, then this is the programme for you.

This course provides state-of-the-art practical training in modern molecular and cellular pharmacological techniques alongside their application to in vivo methods of pharmacological investigation of inflammatory and vascular disease mechanisms. The programme will deliver scientists adept in the crucial skill set needed for successful careers in UK Life sciences especially deeper phenotyping in vascular and inflammatory research, for example in rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, hypertension, arrhythmia, nephrology or cancer.

In particular this course is designed to provide a springboard for those individuals wishing to a PhD in this field of research.

This programme will:

  • Give you state-of-the-art practical training in modern molecular and cellular pharmacological techniques, specialising in inflammation
  • Develop the skills you need to conduct biomedical inflammatory research
  • Enable you to contribute to the research culture and knowledge base in healthcare
  • Provide a solid basis for further study.

Why study your MRes in Inflammation: Cellular and vascular aspects at Queen Mary?

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We were one of the top five in the UK for medicine in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) as part of the Medical School is the UK's largest pharmacological research institute with an international reputation for training talented scientists for success in in-vivo 'translational' research. In the 2008 UK RAE 65 per cent of research at the WHRI was rated as world leading or internationally excellent. It is upon these very strong foundations for translational research excellence that we offer this course. The WHRI embraces advances in the 'omic' specialties alongside an extremely strong portfolio of in vivo pharmacological research utilising cutting-edge in-vivo technologies (eg, live imaging/confocal/small animal PET-CT).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

William Harvey Research Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511