Formerly known as MRes in Chemical Biology of Health & Disease

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This one-year MRes course is also offered as the first year of a 4-year MRes/PhD Doctoral Training Programme.

Course Information

Why Chemical Biology?

Chemical Biology is an emerging discipline that sits at the interface of traditional chemistry and biology. It draws on the tools and ideas of modern Physical Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering) and applies these to the solution of biological problems at the molecular level. It is a discipline that is perfectly poised to address the next great challenge in biological science.  

The MRes in Chemical Biology will train students in translational multidisciplinary research through a bespoke training and research programme. Students will be armed with an in-depth understanding of product development pipelines across a variety of sectors, acquired through first-hand experience of multi-disciplinary translational research and early stage commercialisation. This will enable them to become leaders of technology innovation and translation in the life science, personal care and agri-science industries.

Course Overview

This one year multidisciplinary MRes course fuses exciting professional and transferable skills courses, crafted and delivered in partnership with industry, with world class research. This includes an 8-month multidisciplinary research project, taught courses, practical laboratory experience of biomolecular techniques and industry-led innovation workshops. The research project provides physical scientists with the language, knowledge, and multi-disciplinary toolkit that is crucial to working across the physical-bio sciences divide.

MRes Chemical Biology Programme Specification 2017-18

MRes Chemical Biology Handbook 2017-18

How to apply

Please apply by completing and submiting the online Imperial College Postgraduate application form. The program you should select when completing the online application is under 'Department of Chemistry' and the course name is 'F1U3 - MRes in  Chemical Biology of Health & Disease'.

All applications must be made online through the application site, Apply.Imperial.

Guidance on how to apply can be found on the Postgraduate webpages.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Information on tuition fees for 2017 entry.

There are Santander Master’s Scholarships available for 2015-16.

You can search for all available scholarships using our tool.

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For further details of the course please consult the links to the documents on the left of this page. If these do not answer your query, please email the Chemistry MRes admins ( or contact the Course Directors
Dr Laura Barter or
Dr Rudiger Woscholski

Entry requirements

Academic requirement: 2:1 degree or higher in any subject with more than 50% physical science content (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering), from a UK institutions or an equivalent overseas qualification.

English requirement: IELTS 6.5 (writing and speaking 6).