Apply online via the MRes Bioengineering page of the postgraduate prospectus.

You must name at least one potential supervisor in your personal statement when you apply.

Before applying, visit our research pages and view the list of staff and their research areas. We encourage you to informally contact potential supervisors to ensure a suitable project is available; it is helpful to include an up-to-date CV. You can see examples of some previous projects on the MRes projects page.

What are the entry requirements?

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 sciences 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 your graduated from and your final achieved or expected grade. You may also find the general information on degree equivalence helpful.

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

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.


Applications for this course will be considered in two rounds with separate deadlines:

  1. 1 March 2021. If you submit your application by this deadline, you can expect a decision by mid-April.  If you are applying for a specific advertised project you should apply by this deadline.
  2. 5 July 2021. All applications received after Round 1 are reviewed on a rolling basis up until this second and final deadline. Any specific projects not filled in Round 1 will be re-advertised in Round 2.

We advise applicants to apply early as the limited number of places might be allocated before the deadlines are reached.

What makes a strong application?

Every application is carefully considered on its merits. To maximise your chances of success, you should ensure that you do the following:

  • Make contact with potential supervisors before applying to ensure your skills and qualifications are a good fit for any available projects
  • Name at least one potential supervisor in your personal statement
  • Supply a clear and concise personal statement which details your aptitude and motivation for applying, your interest in your supervisor's specific research area and your academic and/or career plans
  • Ensure your referees are willing and able to provide prompt references for you

Visit us

Our admissions team is happy to meet with interested students to talk more about our department and the courses we offer. If you are able to get to South Kensington then a departmental tour can be included in your visit; if you are not able to get to South Kensington then a Skype/Facetime meeting can be arranged. 

To make the arrangements for a meeting or for further information, please contact us using the details below 

Admissions AdministratorMary Ewumi - Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2259