Human tissue repair after injury and in disease and the development of effective treatments is the focus of all biomedical research. This MRes, taught by leading research scientists and clinicians, offers specialised training and provides a foundation year for a biomedical research career.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2019/20)
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A medical degree or a UK bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject (biological science, biomedicine, biophysics, chemistry, medicine), awarded with first or upper second-class honours, or an overseas qualification or an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank.
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: Standard
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.
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About this degree
The programme will provide knowledge of the fundamentals of inflammation and the immune response in human health and disease; cellular and molecular mechanisms of human tissue repair and the development of therapies designed to repair and restore tissue function; treatments including immunotherapy, stem cell therapy, transplantation, tissue constructs and medical devices. Students will obtain additional practical, analytical and transferable skills essential in biomedical research.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
This programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), one specialisation optional module (15 credits) and a research project (90 credits).
- Principles of Inflammation
- Principles of Immunology
- Tissue Repair and Regeneration
- Research Methodologies for Human Tissue Repair
- Practical Laboratory Research Skills
- Students choose one of the following specialisation modules depending on the route they wish to follow: Inflammation; Immunotherapy; Transplantation Science:
- Immunological Basis of Disease
- Inflammation and Disease
- Transplantation Science
Students undertake a six-month research project in a research laboratory.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, e-learning, laboratory work, and practicals. Assessment is through examination, presentations, essays, practical reports and dissertation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.
- £5,000 (1 year)
- UK, EU, Overseas
- Based on financial need
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
The programme will prepare students for further academic study and to work at the highest levels within the biomedical sciences. It will also provide the foundation and links for careers engaged in the public healthcare sector and the NHS, in industry and biopharma, government and research councils, biomedical charities and stakeholders, sports medicine, and scientific media and publishing houses.
Students will gain awareness of the commercial opportunities and diverse funding mechanisms for the development of new ideas, technologies and applications. Our learning methods will prepare students for careers in academic or industrial biomedical sciences, as well as equipping them with transferable skills in presentation, writing, organisation and team work.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL offers a world-class research and teaching environment in biomedical sciences.
The UCL Divisions of Medicine and Surgery & Interventional Science jointly offer an MRes within the new Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) based at the Royal Free Campus, to deliver the only programme with an integrated multidisciplinary approach to learning about human tissue repair, regeneration and therapy.
The programme aims to harness basic, biomedical and clinical expertise and research strengths assembled from across UCL institutes and divisions and UCL partner hospitals, and together with industrial colleagues will provide world-leading cohesive teaching and training in inflammation, immunology, tissue engineering, transplantation, drug discovery and in understanding and treating human disease.
Department: Division of Medicine
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?
This programme is designed for both scientists or clinicians who wish to gain a thorough knowledge of human tissue repair, inflammation, immunotherapy or transplantation sciences, and understanding of cutting-edge biomedical research with particular emphasis on practical laboratory and transferable skills either for further research or for entry into the pharmaceutical industry.
- All applicants
- 26 July 2019
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Human Tissue Repair at graduate level
- why you want to study Human Tissue Repair at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to a laboratory research programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this and where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
- Dr Markella Ponticos, Programme Tutor