The course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical research, whether it be in academia, industry or goverment. To date, of the students who wanted to, the overwhelming majority have gone on to study for a PhD . We will equip you with the key skills needed to plan, conduct, publish and obtain funding for successful research.
The course comprises two 5-month research projects and a core programme including grant writing, technical workshops, journal clubs and transferrable skills. Please note that Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates for part-completion are not available for this course.
Respiratory and Cardiovascular Science Stream
covers the main areas of respiratory physiology and cellular and molecular biology, and introduces the major disease-causing conditions, giving you a broad base of understanding of the heart and lungs.
The Global Burden of Disease Study predicts that by 2020 the top ten leading causes of disability-adjusted life years has ischaemic heart disease at number 1, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at number 5, and lower respiratory tract infections at number 6. COPD is predicted to quickly rise ‘up the charts’ after 2020 because it is unique in being currently untreatable, with four people a minute worldwide dying of this condition.
Consequently, study of respiratory and cardiovascular science is essential to improving our future health prospects. To that end, the Respiratory and Cardiovascular Science (RCVS) stream combines lectures and journal clubs covering the physiology and pathophysiology of the heart and lungs to provide a solid grounding on how dysfunction in physiology can lead to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of severe heart or lung disease.
Faculty of Medicine Dean's Master's Scholarships
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide who have the potential to become leaders in their field. There are no restrictions on nationality.Five awards are available for Home/EU students and another four are available for Overseas students. Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid for by the Faculty of Medicine and will receive and additional stipend of £17,000 to cover living expenses (paid in instalments). Students with evidence of outstanding academic potential are strongly urged to apply, as are other applicants with a less strong academic background but who have professional, research or voluntary experience in a relevant field.The deadline for scholarship applications is 26 April 2016
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees and a £17,000 stipend
Available to Home/EU students and Overseas students planning to study a full-time or part-time Master's course run by Imperial's Faculty of Medicine in the 2016/17 Academic year.
Interested applicants will need to first apply for a course run by the Faculty of Medicine. They will then need to complete an online form. Please see the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Master's Scholarships page for more information.
The NHLI Master's Scholarship enables outstanding candidates to attend a Master’s programme of their choice within the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI). Applications are invited from candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide who have the potential to become leaders in their field.Scholarships might be tuition-fee only or might include both living allowance and tuition fees. Applicants with medical, allied health or scientific backgrounds are eligible to apply.Moseley Legacy Scholarship As part of NHLI’s new scholarship scheme, we will award the ‘Moseley Legacy Scholarship’ specifically to fund applicant(s) whose permanent residence is in the West Midlands.Contacts Please email course-specific questions to the individual Course Director or Education Administrator. Queries regarding the scholarship itself should be sent to Eleanor Tucker, Education Manager ([email protected]).
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full and Part-Scholarships
Applications will only be considered from outstanding individuals who hold an offer for an NHLI Masters at the time of the scholarship application.Scholarships might be tuition-fee only or might include both living allowance and tuition fees. Applicants with medical, allied health or scientific backgrounds are eligible to apply.
Applicants should: Have received an offer to study an NHLI Master’s by 15 May 2016 Notify their Course Directors of their scholarship application.References provided as part of the Master’s application will be used. Please therefore ensure that your referees respond to your course application reference request before the application deadline.Shortlisted candidates may be invited to interviews on 25 June 2015 to enable the panel to come to a final decision. We expect all candidates will be informed of the decision by the end of June 2015.Please email Ms Samantha Kiely ([email protected]) with your application form and CV by midnight Wednesday 10 June 2015.