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Key information

Online programme 2021

£1,845 per person

Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July

Monday 2 August - Friday 13 August

Download the 2021 Timetable [PDF, 12.3 MB]

What will be covered in the online Medicine and Life Sciences stream?

Through a combination of lectures and seminars, Medicine and Life Sciences will introduce you to key research techniques and new subject content.

You will also learn key clinical skills in workshops led by health professionals.


Applications for 2021 are now open

Click here to find out how to apply.


Medicine and Life Sciences programme content

I love the lectures about different disciplines. The experience broadened my horizon and showed distinctive aspects in the academic world."

Jintong, China

Medicine and Life Sciences

Led by the Faculty of Medicine and Department of Life Sciences, students on this stream will cover topics related to human physiology, as well as the way this is applied in the medical field. You will be taught by Imperial academics, practicing clinicians and will interact with students to further your understanding of the medical profession and the path towards becoming a medical doctor. You will be taught clinical skills and how they are applied in the medical context. 

In previous years, sessions included: learning research and programming skills in epidemiology with the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative; studying the physiology of the urinary system through case studies and experiments; and exploring the cell biology of cancer through laboratory research. In 2020, students learned about the pros and cons of being a doctor and attended an interactive lecture on diabetes. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session on studying medicine which was hosted by current Imperial undergraduates. 

Enterprise Lab STEM Challenge

Alongside academic sessions focusing on medicine and life sciences, in the second week of the programme you will join students from the other subject streams to participate in an entrepreneurial challenge presented by Imperial Enterprise Lab. More information on the Enterprise Lab STEM Challenge can be found here.