Molecular Medicine
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Molecular Medicine

Receive theoretical and practical training using state-of-the-art techniques in molecular and cellular biology as applied to medicine.

Receive theoretical and practical training using state-of-the-art techniques in molecular and cellular biology as applied to medicine

Build your problem-solving skills in data analysis and experimental design

Carry out a laboratory-based research project exploring a set area of molecular medicine

Course key facts

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:2 degree in biological science, medicine or veterinary science

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Course overview

Receive theoretical and practical training towards a career in clinical medicine on this Master's course.

Throughout the programme, you'll become familiar with using a range of state-of-the-art techniques in molecular and cellular biology as applied to medicine.

You'll explore how the practice of clinical medicine is being revolutionised by technological advances.

This includes areas such as gene discovery, cancer, inherited diseases and gene therapy.

You'll also apply your skills and knowledge to a laboratory-based research project, where you'll address one specific area of molecular medicine.


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 all of these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll complete a laboratory-based research project between March and September. 

The project can be completed at any Imperial campus, depending on the topic and nature of the project.

You’ll learn from interacting on a daily basis with researchers, presenting in lab meetings, attending seminars, observing others and receiving feedback on your work.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Research projects
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Computer data analysis sessions
  • Group work and revision sessions
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Laboratory teaching
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and keynote lectures

Balance of assessment


  • Modules
  • Laboratory-based research project
  • Mini-research project

  • 33% Modules
  • 50% Laboratory-based research project
  • 17% Mini-research project

Assessment methods

  • Data interpretation exercise
  • Research project proposal document
    Research paper critique
  • Oral examination
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations
  • Written research thesis report

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


Your future career

Test tubes

Develop the skills necessary to pursue further research (including a PhD).

Man standing under a sign pointing different directions

Common employment paths for graduates from this course include careers in industry, clinical service or scientific medical research.

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With a degree in molecular medicine, you’ll also be highly sought after in a variety of alternative fields.

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These include education, public administration, research and development, and technical consultancy.

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