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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    For up-to-date information about fees please visit our website: website

  • Last Updated

    22 July 2018

This new Master’s course is aimed at developing your knowledge of the fundamental techniques used in modern medicine research. You will have the chance to choose an area of medicine that you are interested in.

This will form the focus of your research for a literature review, which can also take the form of a grant or PhD proposal, to identify a particular problem in that area that requires resolution, such as a specific disease.

In addition, you will conduct a six-month research project that will account for half of your assessment. You will have the chance to choose your project from a list of available projects, mapped to the areas of research in which our staff have expertise.

To prepare you, the taught component of this course aims to equip you with a breadth of key skills required to design a successful research programme. This includes problem solving, research design and scientific writing. It will focus particularly on how large data sets – called omics – are used by researchers to identify therapeutic targets.

You will receive training in practical laboratory techniques, developing your experience of using cell biology toolkits to assess potential mechanisms through which these therapeutic targets may lead to disease (and possible strategies to circumvent the disease causing mechanism) in vitro.

Depending on the nature of your research project, you may also gain practical knowledge of how to take your scientific research from in vitro systems to in vivo systems, for example modelling disease pathways.

Journal clubs are an important feature of the course: you will work in groups to critically assess published information in chosen areas of modern medicine and will be assessed both on your individual performance and performance as a team.

Further information

For full information on this course, including how to apply, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/medicine/functional-omics/

If you have any enquiries you can contact our team at:


Visit the Functional Omics (MSc) page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

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