Biomedical Research (BMR) stream

Biomedical Research (BMR) stream

Key information

1 year full-time

Start date

Information on tuition fees 2017-18

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The BMR stream is the main stream of this programme. Students who want experience in research but are uncertain of the area/ field they wish to go into will find this course challenging and interesting as it covers a broad range of biomedical research techniques. 

It will offer students the opportunity to undertake research training with experienced teaching staff in one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions. The Faculty are internationally respected scientists with research groups working at the cutting edge of biomedical science research.

Programme structure

The emphasis is on a research-oriented approach to biomedical science and comprises both theoretical and practical elements. The programme embraces cutting-edge developments in the field and by way of two research projects.

Students will experience some of the most technologically advanced approaches currently being applied to biomedical research. Specifically the programme will:

  • Provide an excellent background in biomedical research, and will integrate chemical, biological and physiological aspects in a unified approach
  • Drive and teach a mechanistic approach to the problems encountered in molecular and cellular biomedical science
  • Emphasise an investigative as well as an empirical approach to the practical problems encountered in experimental and human biomedical science. Impart theoretical and practical knowledge and competence that will prepare the student for employment in a variety of biomedical environments

Entry requirements

A good first degree (2:1 or better) from a UK university or an equivalent non-UK qualification.

Is this programme for you?

This stream is designed for students from a wide variety of biological, biomedical and chemical science backgrounds who are unsure of which area of biomedical science they wish to pursue in the future. The wide variety of projects available across all departments in the Faculty of Medicine gives the broadest choice of research areas amongst all the streams.


A wide range of research projects is made available to students twice a year. The range of projects available to each student is determined by their stream. Students may have access to projects from other streams but have priority only on projects offered by their own stream.

Approximately 100 different projects were available to BMR stream students in the last round. For more information about the type of research opportunities offered to BMR students, please see the research project examples.


Applicants should indicate in the first line of their personal statement that they are applying for the BMR stream.