Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology

Gain an in-depth understanding of modern bioscience research and acquire the skills needed to pursue a career in the field.

Gain an in-depth understanding of modern bioscience research and acquire the skills needed to pursue a career in the field

Develop expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving

Plan, conduct and evaluate a programme of original research

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £15,150 Home

    • £37,100 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in biochemistry, biology or an appropriate subject

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Course overview

Understand the core principles underlying modern bioscience research and be trained in laboratory and research skills on this Master's course.

Diversify your expertise on a programme that explores aspects of biochemistry, molecular cell biology, bioinformatics, and entrepreneurship.

This course equips you with the knowledge and practical skills to plan, conduct and evaluate a programme of original research.

You'll also produce a tutored dissertation and a laboratory-based research project consistent with your interests and career aspirations.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You'll complete the following core modules.

Core modules

You’ll also apply the knowledge acquired from the course to a dissertation and research project.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Case studies
  • Computing labs
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes
  • Presentations and seminars
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • Projects and assignments
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Workshops
  • A person studying independently
    Independent study

Balance of assessment


  • Dissertation and research project
  • Examinations, coursework and practicals

  • 60% Dissertation and research project
  • 40% Examinations, coursework and practicals

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Papers from a written report
    Individual research project
  • Oral presentation
  • Person making a presentation
    Poster presentation
  • Oral exam

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Gain transferable skills relevant to a career in the rapidly growing biosciences and biotechnology sectors.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Graduates of the program have worked in industry and public sector roles both in the UK and abroad.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications