Students looking through a microscope

An opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of molecular and translational haematology.


Course Administrator
Celeste Miles

Why choose to study BSc Haematology at Imperial?

Why choose to study BSc Haematology at Imperial?

BSc Haematology programme structure

BSc Haematology programme structure
Molecular and Translational Haematology Course GuideAttend the iBSc Fair


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).

The Course Director is Professor Jim Crawley (

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 2023/24.
  • Have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after completing your intercalated BSc.

Application Process

BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology is still considering applications for 2024/25 entry. You can apply online now.

Applicants should expect to receive the outcome of their application within two weeks of submission.

The deadline for late applications is 16:00 on Friday 23rd August 2024. The application process may close sooner if all spaces on the course are filled.

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 2024-25 entry (PDF) 

If you have any queries about the application process, please email the BSc Programmes Team at


Course Structure

The BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology will run from Monday 23 September 2024 until Friday 23 May 2025. The term dates can be found in the downloadable iBSc Term Dates & Course Structure_Academic Year 2024-25

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.  

Introduction to BSc Medical Sciences with Molecular and Translational Haematology

Attend the Intercalated BSc Fair

Introdcution to BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology

The Intercalated BSc Fair for 2024-25 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?

Can I speak to a current student?

Yes! Please contact the BSc Molecular and Translational Haematology Course Administrator, Celeste Miles (, 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.