Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,460 (FT) £N/A (PT)
- £23,020 (FT) £N/A (PT)
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a life or biomedical science subject, medicine, dentistry or veterinary sciences.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: TBC
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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The programme provides key knowledge, skills and techniques essential for a career in all fields of research in biomedicine, including professions allied to medicine. Practical research constitutes 75% of the course. Students conduct one 10-week and one 20-week project under supervised conditions within highly-rated research programmes with an excellent track record of cutting-edge, high impact research.
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).
- Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal: Biomedicine
- Research Methodology and Statistics
- 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 modules, workshops, tutorials, portfolio development, self-directed learning, research workshops, specialised research allocation, and laboratory meetings. Assessment is through assignments, online examinations, presentations, portfolio, reflective report, an essay, the mini and maxi research projects, and a viva examination.
During the programme, additional funding opportunities for further PhD studies may arise on a competitive basis, dependent on student ability.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £10,000 (1 year)
- Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
- £10,000 (Duration)
- UK, EU, Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
The majority of our graduates have gone on to secure PhD places. First destinations of recent graduates include: Biomedicine PhD, Endocrinology PhD, Laboratory Assistant and Research Assistant.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Biomedical Research Assistant, NHS John Radcliffe Hospital (2012)
- Bio-samples Operations Associate , Roche (2012)
- Scientific Officer, Institute of Cancer Research (2011)
- Paediatrics Registrar, Luton and Dunstable Hospital (2011)
- PhD, UCL School of Pharmacy (2012)
The Biomedicine MRes is a comprehensive, one-year laboratory research-oriented programme designed to train and equip students prior to entering PhD or higher degree training. It allows clinicians to explore biomedical research before deciding whether to embark on a research-based career. It draws on the wealth of cutting-edge research conducted within UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. The programme is designed to allow students to explore other areas of biomedicine they may not have previously considered.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Institute of Child Health (ICH), together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and basic research postgraduate education in children's health.
Our research and educational portfolio cover a broad range of paediatric issues, from molecular genetics to ovulation health sciences, and encourages interdisciplinary work and the development of new areas of investigation.
MRes Biomedicine students have the opportunity to draw on the extensive expertise and knowledge of both ICH and GOSH and benefit from excellent state-of-the-art facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects.
Student / staff ratios › 427 staff including 169 postdocs › 209 taught students › 168 research students
Department: Institute of Child Health
"UCL is prestigious university with a history of outstanding research in my field of biomedicine. It is ideally located near other institutes of higher learning in the most vibrant part of London. "
Granit UkaBiomedicine MRes
"For me it is fascinating to study and understand the molecular mechanisms involved in a variety of diseases, and being involved with two projects during the programme has helped me gain a wealth of knowledge and professional experience that I know will serve me well in the next phase of my life. "
Shruti DagaBiomedicine MRes (2012)
"UCL offered me the chance to attend events and workshops from leading scientists from all over the world. Its multi-cultural environment promotes the development of a genuinely open mind to research and people."
Konstantina KyriakopoulouBiomedicine MRes (2010)
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
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.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now