Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes

Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention

Gain the research experience required to work within the innovative field of medical robotics and surgical imaging

Gain the research experience required to work within the innovative field of medical robotics and surgical imaging

Develop your expertise in a renowned centre for imaging, sensing and robotics

Apply your skills in a cutting-edge experimental research project

Course key facts

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in science, engineering, biomedical science or medicine

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Course overview

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

Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Interventions have experienced significant growth over the last twenty years.

This multidisciplinary course runs through the current technology used in clinical work and new technological advances in the field.

With teaching led by internationally-renowned departments at Imperial, you'll explore topics including medical robotics and instrumentation, minimally invasive surgery and image guided intervention.

You'll build experience in conducting research with application to clinical medicine and surgery, and develop the expertise required for further study or a career within industry.

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

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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

  • 12% Lectures, classes and group project work
  • 22% Independent study
  • 66% Individual project work

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • A group of people interacting
    Group research

Balance of assessment


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

  • 10% Examinations
  • 26% Oral/poster presentation
  • 64% Written report/coursework

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.

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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