PDF version of Biomedicine MRes

Contact details

Ms Carole Davies

Email: carole.davies@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7905 2107

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,500 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,000 (FT)

During the programme, additional funding opportunities for further PhD studies will arise on a competitive basis, dependent on student ability.

For students showing an academic interest in podiatry, additional PhD funding opportunities exist.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

More information

Prospectus Entry

Child Health

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
(What is the RAE?)

The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Biomedicine MRes

This multi-disciplinary MRes is intended as a bridge between a BSc degree and a career in biomedical research. The programme develops the key academic and transferable skills necessary for potential PhD students.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme aims to introduce students to academic and key skills essential for all fields of research in Biomedicine, including professions allied to medicine. Emphasis is given to providing students with practical and theoretical experience in a wide spectrum of research methodology and critical analysis.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

This Biomedicine MRes provides practical research training under supervised conditions in highly rated Units with an excellent track record of independent research and critical analysis.

Biomedicine at UCL is one of the largest centres for biomedical research in Europe and has grown enormously over recent years. The programme is principally taught through the Institute of Child Health and the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) at UCL, and involves a wide range of UCL units including Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics, Virology, Cancer Biology, Statistics, Neurosciences, and Epidemiology and Reproduction.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core modules (45 credits), a mini research project (45 credits) and a maxi research project (90 credits).

Core Modules

  • Researcher Professional Development
  • Investigating Research
  • Foundations of Biomedical Sciences


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Students undertake two research projects, culminating in one dissertation of 6,000 words (mini project), and one dissertation of 10,000 words and an oral examination (maxi project).

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, taught courses, workshops, tutorials, portfolio development, self directed learning, research workshops, specialised research allocation, and laboratory meetings. Assessment is through assignments, presentations, portfolio, reflective report, an essay, the mini and maxi research projects, and a viva examination.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in medicine, dentistry or veterinary sciences. Professional qualifications approved by UCL also allow for qualifying examinations to be set in certain circumstances.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Due to competition for places candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. For those students working to organise scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants), early application for admission is strongly encouraged (preferably by 1 January for the following academic year).

Who can apply?

The programme provides a sound basis for subsequent PhD studies, and is particularly suitable for students wanting to proceed to a PhD in the Biosciences and its allied specialities or to pursue a career in research and scientific investigations in industry or in professions allied to medicine.


First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include:

  • Imperial College of Science: Biomedicine PhD
  • Roche: Laboratory Assistant
  • Institute of Child Health: Biomedicine PhD
  • University of Oxford: Pharmacology PhD
  • Queen Mary, University of London: Endocrinology PhD
  • Queens University of Belfast: Cancer Research (Medicine) PhD
  • UCL: Medical Research PhD
  • Zhejiang University: Clinical Medicine PhD
  • Inova Biosciences: Laboratory Assistant

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Request content update l Request printed information l Disclaimer
Page maintained by Publications and Marketing Services