Molecular and Translational Haematology
An opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of molecular and translational haematology.
The BSc in Medical Sciences with Molecular and Translational Haematology is directed at all students with an interest in the scientific basis of medical practice. The course focusses on the science of the blood and its disorders and the wide array of therapies that have been developed to specifically treat these diseases. It also provides skills and transferable knowledge that are important for nearly every medical discipline (including, but not limited to, cancer biology, cardiovascular science, pharmacology, cell biology, immunology and autoimmunity).
Aims and objectives
After taking this course students will be able to:
- Analyse data and critically review scientific articles
- Explain the principles of research techniques commonly used in haematology
- Discuss and explain the scientific basis of many aspects of haematology, including haematopoiesis, bone marrow malignancies (leukaemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma), red cell disorders (thalassaemias, haemoglobinopathies and enzymopathies), cellular therapies (bone marrow transplant, CAR-T cell therapy), haemostasis and haemostatic disorders (haemophilias and thrombotic disorders)
- Explain how recent research has transformed our understanding of haematological disorders and how scientific advances have influenced the diagnosis, the development of novel therapies and the management of patients with haematological disorders
- Relate the underlying science and the results of recent research to the clinicopathological features of haematological disorders and their management
Please find in-depth course information in the BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology Course Guide.
This is a one-year intercalated BSc. To be eligible to apply you must:
- Be registered on a recognised Medical, Dental or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university.
- Have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial College. i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2022/23.
- Have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after completing your intercalated BSc.
The application deadline for 2023-24 entry has now passed. The application process for 2024-25 entry will open in October. The application deadline will be 16:00 on Friday 1 March 2024.
Selection is based on your application form and the supporting documents you will upload with your application. Please find further information about the application process in the downloadable Imperial College London Intercalated BSc Guide for 2023-24 entry (PDF)
If you have any queries about the application process, please email the BSc Programmes Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Round of Applications
Unsuccessful or wait-listed applicants will be given the opportunity to make a second application to any BSc course with space remaining.
BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology will run from Monday 25th September 2023 until Friday 24th May 2024. The term dates can be found in the downloadable BSc Dates and Course Structure 2023-24 (PDF).
The course is comprised of three modules:
Module 1 (October to December)
A 12-week teaching block where students gain specialism-specific knowledge and skills, alongside their core research training. Module 1 comprises three core teaching blocks:
- Block 1 – haematopoiesis & bone marrow malignancies
- Block 2 – cellular therapies & red cell disorders
- Block 3 – haemostasis, thrombosis & bleeding
Module 2 (January)
A 5-week self-directed learning block involving:
- Independent clinical case study (from haematology clinic attendance)
- Group work to explore & develop a review article in a haematological area
Module 3 (February to May)
A 14-week research project (clinical or lab-based) to explore/test novel hypotheses in haematological research.
Attend the Intercalated BSc Fair
Introdcution to BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology
The Intercalated BSc Fair for 2022-23 entry took place at the beginning of January. In case you were not able to attend, this is a recording from the fair. The Molecular and Translational Haematology Course Director, Professor Jim Crawley provides an overview of the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Tuition Fees for the course?
Tuition fee rates are the same as the Imperial College London MBBS Course. Further information can be found here.
How do I learn more about the course?
Please find further information in the BSc Medical Sciences with Molecular and Translational Haematology Course guide.
Can I speak to a current student?
Yes! Please contact the BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology Course Administrator, Celeste Miles (email@example.com), who will be happy to put you in touch with a current student.
How many places are available on the course?
We set 10 course spaces aside for intercalating students from other universities.
What is the ratio of internal Imperial students to intercalating students from other universities?
We usually end up with approximately a 50:50 split between Imperial students and intercalating students from other universities.
How competitive is the application process?
In the past few academic years, we have been pleased to offer most applicants a place on the course.
When will I receive the outcome of my application?
We aim to respond to applicants by the end of March.