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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes

Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention: Clinical Robotics and AI

Discover how medical robotics and data science are being applied in the clinic and carry out cutting-edge translational research

Experience how innovations in medical robotics are being applied in the operating theatre

Interact with colleagues in engineering and gain new skills in AI and clinical data science

Complete an in-depth research project on an applied and translational topic supervised by one of our clinical academics

Course key facts

Minimum entry standard

  • MBBS or international equivalent

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Course overview

Explore some of the fastest growing technology-driven areas of medicine on this Master's course.

The Clinical Robotics and AI stream of the Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention course has been created specifically for clinicians and medically-trained researchers who are interested in learning new skills that will be at the heart of future interventional clinical practice.

This multidisciplinary course introduces the current technology used as well as detailing new clinical advances and procedures.

You will study parts of the course alongside engineering and computing Master’s students on the core stream, interacting with them to complement your skills and knowledge, and jointly proposing new translational ideas.

With teaching led by internationally renowned departments at Imperial, you'll explore topics including clinical robotics and instrumentation, minimally invasive surgery and surgical data science and AI.

You’ll see first hand how surgery is being transformed during a series of clinical observerships. 

You'll also apply skills acquired from the course to an eight-month cutting edge research project.

Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention streams


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

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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 take all of these core modules.

Core modules

Your individual project begins at the start of the second term and continues through to the end of your degree. 

Research projects can be taken at Imperial, where you are assigned an academic supervisor, or at an institution other than Imperial, in which case you are assigned one supervisor from the college and another from the host institution.

Your project will be assessed through a poster presentation, oral presentation and written dissertation.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures, classes and group project work
  • Independent study
  • Individual project work

  • 10% Lectures, classes and group project work
  • 22% Independent study
  • 68% Individual project work

Teaching and learning methods

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  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • A group of people interacting
    Group research
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual Learning Environment
  • Clinical Observership

Balance of assessment


  • Written report/coursework
  • Oral/PowerPoint presentation
  • Examinations

  • 75% Written report/coursework
  • 21% Oral/poster presentation
  • 4% Exams

Assessment methods

  • Analysis of results (strength and validity of findings)
  • Computational work packages
  • Group research project
  • Person completing coursework
    Individual project
  • Person making a presentation
  • Papers from a written report
    Report writing

Entry requirements

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

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry



The Dean’s Master’s Scholarships

Value per award

  • £10,000

Who it's for

  • All students applying to study a Faculty of Medicine Master’s programme beginning in October 2024
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The Dr Jean Alero Thomas Scholarships

Value per award

  • Partial or full tuition fee at the Home rate

Who it's for

  • All students applying to study a Faculty of Medicine lab-based Master’s programme beginning in October 2024
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How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop a range of advanced research skills, valued in both academia and industry.

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The Hamlyn Centre has a world-leading reputation for its translational research quality.

Graduate Cap above rolled Degree

You will be well prepared to pursue further study at PhD level.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors like in the medical devices industry and start-ups.

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Common career paths include a career in medical technology, research or robotics.

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