Applications for October 2022 are now closed.

Applications for those wishing to start in October 2023 will open in October 2022.  See the guidelines below for the application process, though note that these instructions and deadlines will be updated later in the year to reflect the new admissions cycle information. 

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 projects page to see what research projects are available.  If none of the listed projects is suitable for you, you can contact your preferred supervisor informally to discuss whether they can offer you a different project; it is helpful to include an up-to-date CV. Visit our research pages and list of staff and their research areas if you are not sure who to contact.

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.


Applications will be considered in three rounds. When you apply will determine which round you are considered in and when you can expect a decision on your application.

  • Round 1 deadline: Wednesday 15 December 2021.  Decision can be expected by end of January 2022.
  • Round 2 deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022. Decision can be expected by mid-April 2022.
  • Round 3 deadline: Tuesday 5 July 2022. Decision can be expected by mid-August 2022.

If you are applying for a specific project from our projects page, we encourage you to apply in Round 1.  If you apply in a later round, there is no guarantee that your preferred project will still be available.

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/project 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 Administrator: Mary Ewumi - Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2259