Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

Please apply online via the MRes Bioengineering page.

There is now an application fee of £80 for master's programmes, including the MRes. To find out more, including whether you qualify for a waiver, please visit the College's application fees webpage.

What is the application deadline?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

There are two separate deadlines for MRes Cancer Technology, one for students who do not require a visa/ATAS clearance, and another for students who do.

• Monday 6 July 2020 if you require a visa/ATAS clearance to study this course, due to the time required to pursue Home Office approval for visas.
• Friday 31 July 2020 if you do not require a visa/ATAS clearance

We advise applicants to apply early as the limited number of places might be allocated by the time we reach July. 

The start date is always October, which is the start of the Autumn term. We offer the course on a full-time basis only.


What type of research projects will I be able to select?

The dynamic nature of research means that research projects every year. The broad expertise of academics across Imperial College and the Institute of Cancer Research provides limitless opportunities.

Some examples of multi-disciplinary research projects conducted at our institutions can be found on the Cancer Research Centre of Excellence Website

When do I choose a research project?

You will have time to discuss with potential supervisors about their projects in the first term. Project selection will typically occur based on a rank-ordered selection process in November.

Do I need to get in touch with potential supervisors before applying?

For the MRes in Cancer Technology, you are not required to contact potential supervisors before applying. 

I am a student from outside the UK. How can I find out if my degree meets the entry requirements for the MRes course?

Broadly, we require a degree in engineering, physical or life science at a level equivalent to a UK First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree. This is generally higher than the college Postgraduate minimum academic requirements. For Life Science graduates we also require a reasonable standard of mathematical ability.

If you would like to know whether your qualifications meet our minimum requirements please email stating your degree subject, the institution you graduated from and your final achieved or expected grade.

Applicants should note that meeting the minimum academic requirement does not guarantee you will be made an offer of admission. 

I have got my degree but I still need to take an English Language test (IELTS or TOEFL). Can I send in my application before I take the test?

Yes. It is fine to send your application before you have met the English Language conditions. 

If you do not hold an acceptable English Language qualification you will be asked to obtain one before your place at the college is confirmed. 

Are there any funding opportunities that I can apply for?

Unfortunately, we do not offer funding for the MRes programme. 

You can read more about scholarships and postgraduate loans on the Postgraduate Funding webpage.