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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes

Nanomedicine and Nanodiagnostics

Investigate the unique properties of nanoscale materials for the treatment, detection, visualisation and prevention of diseases.

Prepare and apply nanoscale materials as potential nanomedicines for next generation treatments and diagnostics

Work with experts across disciplines to develop new technologies

Build key skills with a bespoke interdisciplinary research project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MRes

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £14,650 Home

    • £40,500 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • White City

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, materials science or an appropriate subject.

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Nanomedicine and nanodiagnostics are central to the latest cutting-edge developments in the next generation healthcare targeting disease detection, diagnosis and improved treatments.

Discover how nanoparticle assemblies offer new avenues for drug delivery and enhanced imaging of diseases.

Undertake modules in nanomedicine and imaging, gaining skills and knowledge that will enable you to evaluate next-generation nanomedicines and imaging agents.

Conduct a bespoke nine-month research project and develop technical research, communication and presentation skills .

Benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratories at our White City Campus and opportunities for conducting interdisciplinary research.


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 the following core modules.

Core modules

Conduct an independent and original research project on a cutting-edge nanomedicine and/or nanodiagnostics topic with leading academics to produce high quality results.

You’ll undertake this project work over a nine-month period which incorporates a written project report, delivering an oral presentation, and short viva.

You'll be allocated research projects based on your interests and work within the group(s) of academic advisors.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Taught modules and self-study
  • Group project work
  • Research project

  • 19% Taught modules and self-study
  • 6% Group project work
  • 75% Research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Guest lectures
  • Person giving seminar
  • A person studying independently
    Independent Study
  • Team based activities
  • Skill workshops
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • People attending a conference

Balance of assessment – excluding research project


  • Written examination
  • Core course work
  • Research project

  • 17% Written examination
  • 17% Core course work
  • 66% Research project

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Research dissertation
  • Group work
  • Oral exams
  • Person making a presentation

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.

Application deadlines – Round 4 closes on Friday 24 May 2024

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Explore world-class facilities for researching cutting-edge treatments and imaging tools.

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Develop your skills in a unique interdisciplinary learning environment.


Enjoy hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories.

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Benefit from strong industry connections and clinical network.

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Master research and topics in nanomedicine and nanodiagnostics.

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