Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Develop the fundamental skills needed for a career in biosciences research or academia.

Develop the fundamental skills needed for a career in biosciences research or academia

Receive practical training in the laboratory methods used to generate data

Apply your knowledge on two extended research projects

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MRes

  • 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 a biosciences-based subject

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Course overview

Receive practical training towards a career in modern biosciences research on this Master's course.

Suitable for graduates in a range of scientific disciplines, this course provides considerable flexibility to focus on specialist subjects in line with your research interests and career intentions.

You'll carry out two equally weighted research projects, one in the autumn term and the second in the summer term. These will be planned in consultation with expert staff.

You'll also develop transferable skills through a mixture of laboratory work, presentations and computer-based work.


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 take these core modules.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Computer-based work
  • Formal presentations
  • Individual research project
    Individual lab research project and project reports
  • Laboratory work

Balance of assessment


  • Research Project 1
  • Research Project 2

  • 50% Research Project 1
  • 50% Research Project 2

Assessment methods

  • Individual research project report
  • Oral presentation
  • Oral assessment

Entry requirements

How to apply

Applications have now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop the fundamental skills needed for a research career in the biosciences industry or academia.

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Your skills in management and communication will also prepare you for careers in other fields.

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These include problem definition, project design, decision processes, teamwork, written and oral reports, and scientific publications.

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Aside from research, Life Sciences graduates from Imperial are highly sought after in a variety of employment sectors.

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These include business and consultancy, health and social work.

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Other potential career paths include banking and finance, education, and manufacturing.

Terms and conditions

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

Programme specifications