Students on Open Day

Key facts

Total expected intake

150 (2022 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

7 : 1 (based on 2020 entry data)

Why choose Medical Biosciences at Imperial?

As medical treatments evolve, they depend increasingly on advances in biomedical science – from epidemiology and public health to infectious diseases expertise. Our experts in the Faculty of Medicine are leading this research – like the inventor of the world’s first ‘intelligent’ surgical knife, which can detect cancerous tissue with 100% accuracy using principles of biochemical analysis.

Our Medical Biosciences courses pull in expertise and innovations from across our Faculty, keeping your education at the forefront of developments and equipping you with the skills employers value most.

You’ll develop comprehensive research skills in your first year and go on to specialise in the area that excites you the most, like pharmacologyand neuroscience. You can also combine your three-year BSc Medical Biosciences course with a fourth year studying Management in Imperial College Business School.

Where could your degree take you?

Our graduates leave Imperial with highly sought-after transferable, analytical and research skills that open the door to a variety of professional careers.

Graduates from our Medical Biosciences courses work in scientific research laboratories within academia, the pharmaceutical industry and technical consultancy roles.

Recent graduates have become...

  • Research Executive, University of Hong Kong
  • Laboratory Technician, A*STAR
  • Project Assistant, Non-profit organisation
  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • Research assistant, BBC

Explore our courses

Three-year course (180 ECTS):

Four-year course (240 ECTS):

You should apply to only one course from above and there is no benefit in applying for both. It is possible to transfer from one of the courses above to the other, up to Easter of your third-year.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your student visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.