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

BSc Medical Biosciences with Management
UCAS code: B111
Duration: 4 years full-time
Start date: October
Information on fees

BSc Medical Biosciences introduction

BSc Medical Biosciences introduction
How to applyApply online now through UCAS

Our innovative 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 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.

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's Faculty of Medicine 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 (2019).

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

Interactive modules summary

Click on our interactive programme summary to guide you through the modules on the Medical Biosciences programme. 


What is flipped classroom?

What is Flipped Classroom

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, but please keep checking for events towards the summer.

For any other Medical Biosciences related queries, please contact

Get familiar with Medical Biosciences and student life at Imperial

In our videos, meet one of the Medical Biosciences academic team, Dr Kirsty Flower, where she talks about her research and how that fits with the modules on the Medical Biosciences programme. She also talks you through the various teaching methods that will be used on the course. Also, get a taste of what life at Imperial is like through the eyes of our Biomedical Science student Justin who talks you through life at Imperial, including the accommodation, clubs and societies, and the Student Union.