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Summer Research Programme - 4 July 2022 to 12 August 2022

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King's College London is a research-led institution with a commitment to advancements in healthcare through ambitious and innovative research projects. Our new Biomedical Engineering Summer Research module is designed for students in the field of life sciences & medicine. This programme is available on campus and online.

The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to participate actively in research and development, and to provide a vehicle for those seeking an educational foundation for further MSc and PhD studies. ​During the programme, students will be based within the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences (BMEIS).

Over this six-week programme, students will work on an academic research project aligned with current research areas in the school, carrying out experiments to develop a solution to a pressing medical problem.

Students will take ownership of their research project by:

  • Completing a literature review prior to the programme start
  • Setting goals for the six-week period
  • Designing an experimental strategy to achieve these goals
  • Working independently under the supervision of an experienced project supervisor
  • Embedding themselves into the host lab group
  • Disseminating their work through a written report, an oral presentation and informal interactions with other researchers, following the approach used at scientific conferences
  • Participating in weekly seminar on academic writing skills and other discipline-specific topics

All research projects can be studied on campus in London or fully online.

Programme hours

Students will be expected to commit full-time to this course with a minimum of 35 hours for project work required in labs every week. There will also be 1-to-1 meetings with your project supervisor and lab group meetings scheduled across the six weeks.

Assessment and course outcome

The primary deliverables will be representative of those frequently used to disseminate academic research: Literature Review 20%; Scientific Paper 60%; Oral Presentation 20%.

Credit value

The Biomedical Engineering Summer Research module can be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions and the module is examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer module, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This module is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 6-8 US credits or 15 ECTS.

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Event details

4 July 2022 to 12 August 2022

St Thomas’ Campus, London

asksummer@kcl.ac.uk