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The Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc, MRes course is a multi- disciplinary programme that will provide you with superior practical skills and a firm theoretical grounding in a range of scientific fields.

Key benefits

  • Lectures delivered by experienced specialist researchers covering contemporary issues in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neuro Biology and Cardiovascular Sciences.
  • Interactive tutorials including, for example, a session on biosciences statistics, bioinformatics and patenting.
  • Each student can choose a number of expert led workshops focused on specialised technical skills and scientific approaches and methodologies relevant to Biomedical Sciences.
  • The course offers advanced practical experience and supervised training together with an in-depth research project within an active research group; projects are either six months (MSc) or nine months (MRes) in length.
  • Many students publish their results in top tier journals. Some examples can be viewed here.  
  • This course offers a lead into a research career; in the past, approximately 40 per cent of graduates from this course have entered a PhD programme.
  • Our external examiner noted that ‘This course provides an ideal training for biomedical students hoping to pursue a career in research and sets a gold standard nationally in this area.’


Our Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc, MRes course gives you the flexibility to choose to study for a full Masters or an extended Masters of Research qualification. You will study Skills and Topics in Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research; Advanced Bioscience Research Laboratory Techniques, Workshops and an extended research project.

The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits, and this includes a six-month research project and dissertation worth 60 credits.

If you choose to study for the Masters Research qualification, you will be required to study modules worth 240 credits, which will include a nine-month research project and dissertation worth 120 credits.

If you are studying for the MSc qualification, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September, the Masters Research will take 16 months to complete, and you will study from September to January.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

You are also required to complete a research and dissertation module depending on your choice of study pathway:

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.


Career prospects

Our graduates have been very successful in securing UK or international PhD positions after graduation, with the majority choosing to remain in science or enrolling in PhD, medical or dental programmes.

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