BSc Medical Biosciences

Opening up the potential for you to become one of tomorrow’s leading scientists

Key information

BSc Medical Biosciences
UCAS code: B101
Duration: 3 years full-time
Start date: October
Information on fees 2017-18

BSc Medical Biosciences with Management
UCAS code: B111
Duration: 4 years full-time

Start date: October
Information on fees 2017-18

How to applyApply online now through UCAS

First intake in 2017

The new BSc Medical Biosciences course will give you the chance to apply your problem-solving skills to the critical challenges facing human health. You will explore the science underpinning medicine and its related fields, the principles and practice of biomedical science, and how they are applied in research, policy and industry.

This exciting new course will open up the potential for you to become one of tomorrow’s leading scientists, by allowing you to develop pure scientific rigour and skills, as well as the analytical ability, professional outlook and interpersonal intelligence required to succeed in a changing world. 

Our courses are designed to educate future research leaders in academia and industry, policy makers and science communicators. Medical Biosciences graduates may pursue careers as academic or industry researchers, in scientific, technical and managerial roles, as journalists or museum curators.

Please note: this page is regularly updated so please check again for more up-to-date information on the course.

What makes Medical Biosciences different?

Focus on the great health challenges of the 21st century
Traditional biomedical content has been re-designed and re-engineered to prepare students to tackle the issues of the 21st century.

The Medical Biosciences course actively encourages its students to engage with lecturers to ensure that the curriculum remains avant-garde and students reach their full potential. 

Interactive, collaborative and practical learning methods
Methods such as Team-Based Learning (TBL) and "flipped lectures" equip students with the skills, habits and critical thought that today's employers value most and expect in the workplace. 

A hands-on approach facilitated by innovative Lab Pods
Theory and practice come together in an extensive laboratory programme which will develop key analytical and transferable skills. 

Building relationships and networks at the heart of Medical Biosciences 
Creative cross-year, work-relevant activities ensure a close-knit group. The extensive laboratory programme also helps students to career plan by providing networking opportunities with experts from industry, institutes, and academia.

Why study Medical Biosciences at Imperial?

A world-class institution
Imperial College London is ranked fourth in the world's top 100 universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health, according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings (2014-15).

Quality of education
The programme is delivered through a range of innovative new teaching methods, which involve "blended learning" (on-line and face-to-face) and Lab Pods.

Three or four-year programme
Choose to spend an additional year studying Management.

Science and wider skills
You will be taught by renowned scientists throughout your programme and given the opportunity develop scientific rigour as well as analytical skills that will prepare you for further study, a career in industry, or to pursue other professions outside the field of science.

What can I do when I graduate?
Find out more about potential career pathsImperial College London is rated one of the world's best universities - check out our national and international rankings.

Presentations and events

Presentations and events


If you were unable to attend the BSc Medical Biosciences Department talk during the College Science and Engineering Open Days, or if you would like to take another look at the presentations from the day, then please download them below:


We currently do not have any immediate upcoming events for the rest of this year, but please keep checking for events in the new year.

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