UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Old Synthetic Biology MRes

This MRes programme aims to train students in the fast-growing area of synthetic biology to design and build novel artificial biological systems.

Key information

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL Graduate Degrees site.

Visit the Graduate Degrees site

Module information 

The MRes in Synthetic Biology is composed of 4 parts; a major research project and 3 taught modules that add up to a total of 180 credits.

Compulsory/core modules
Dissertation/ report

All students undertake an independent laboratory-based extended research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000–18,000 words.

Teaching staff

Course director

Professor John Ward

Lecturers and Teaching Fellows

Details of specific lecturers and teaching fellows can be found on module pages.


To illustrate how the course will be taught, you can find live timetable information at timetable.ucl.ac.uk - simply click on 'Degree programme' and enter the desired course title.


Visit our Facilities page to find out how our spaces and resources will assist in your learning, or visit the UCL Prospective Students site to find out what's more widely available to students.


All Biochemical Engineering students are based in Bloomsbury, London. Visit our About section to find out more.