UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


MRes in Biomedicine

The MRes in Biomedicine is a comprehensive, one year laboratory research-oriented programme designed to train and equip students prior to entering PhD or higher degree training. 

The programme draws on the wealth of cutting-edge research conducted within UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH). Areas include: gene-therapy, stem cells and regenerative medicine, infection and immunity, childhood development, metabolic defects, neurosciences and cancer. Students are also encouraged to accept projects across all UCL institutions.

The integration of academic and transferable skills development into PhD programmes is now the norm and the MRes provides a framework for the enhancement of these skills. It is also possible to apply for a combined MRes + PhD four year programme. This is currently an option for those who are able to obtain 4 years of funding and wish to go on to study for an MPhil/PhD at ICH/GOSH directly after completing the MRes degree. Students who wish to pursue this route will be required to obtain a Merit at MRes level before being permitted to enrol on the MPhil/PhD programme.  

For further information about the MRes + PhD route, please contact Rachel Murray, r.murray@ucl.ac.uk.  For enquiries about the MPhil/PhD programme, please visit the Child Health Research PhD Programme website.