Biomedical Sciences



Undergraduate students

Juanita
Juanita
Biomedical Science BSc

I chose King's because I love the historic atmosphere that surrounds it. Being part of a university that has contributed, and is still contributing to our present understanding of science, inspires me to want to be part of future discoveries.

The biomedical sciences course here at King's is perfect, as we get to taste all the fundamental aspects underlining the biomedical sciences and then choose which areas we want to continue in detail for the next years. This flexibility is useful as not everyone knows exactly what their interests in the biomedical sciences are before coming to university. Although university study is supposed to be a lot more independent, students at King's are not left completely alone. We are supported in many ways via personal and academic tutors, workshops, practicals and small group tutorials; all of which I have found extremely useful when in doubt.


King's has a huge range of societies for everyone to join and so far I have enjoyed being part of an orchestra and an acapella singing group. The students' union does a great job in organising plenty of fun events to suit everyone's tastes. Being part of such a culturally diverse and united community on such a beautiful campus provides a wonderful opportunity to meet lots of different people, and enjoy the next few years of my life.

Rashmira
Rashmira
Sri Lanka

Biomedical Science BSc

London is so vibrant, full of life and is a city that can keep you entertained. There are so many places to see and things to experience, you can never get bored! The number of clubs and societies at King’s is overwhelming and with such a diverse choice, there is something to suit everyone. As an international student, I felt the clubs and societies I joined helped ease my transition into a different lifestyle in a new country. With huge volunteering opportunities at King’s, I became involved in working with children in the local community and it is a truly rewarding experience. Being a Student Ambassador is one of the best experiences I have had! I get to meet and interact with many people from all over the world and also get to represent King’s at events outside the university.



Living at Great Dover Street halls of residence was the first time I lived on my own and it is one of the best experiences of university life. Its location close to Guy’s Campus made travel very convenient.



Biomedical Science was definitely the degree for me, as I got to choose which modules I wanted to study and focus on my own interests instead of doing compulsory modules. This degree is a good foundation to start a master’s degree and also helped direct me towards one specific area in research. My experience at King’s has truly been memorable and indescribable!

Postgraduate students

Adolfo
Adolfo
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

King's College London is, in my opinion, an excellent University that is well positioned (nationally and globally) within the field of scientific research. King's has been my alma mater for four years during which I was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master of Science in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research. I benefitted tremendously from joining the MSc course: I was able to expand my scientific knowledge through the combination of lectures, supervised practical lab classes and the introduction to high-end procedures and techniques. The "piece de resistance" was undoubtedly the extensive research project which was based in a dynamic research active lab. The gained expertise has since allowed me to pursue a funded PhD within the Cancer research field at the Spanish research centre "Centro de Biología Moelcular Severo Ochoa". I certainly believe that the Masters course has been, to date, one of the best and most influential decisions of my research career and I can only recommend this course. King's does not only offer excellent academic training, but is also a great place to meet people and socialise – the campus is located in central London and is a mere 5 minute walk to the river Thames!
Ambreen
Ambreen
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

I believe applying for the Biomedical & Molecular sciences research MSc course was one of the best choices I have made and I highly recommend this course. The course has enabled me to learn so much in just one year. I have gained new theoretical knowledge about biomedical research through the lectures and tutorials, and the practical aspects of the course have enabled me to develop my laboratory skills further. I am now much more confident when working in a research laboratory. One of the main aspects of this course which first attracted me to this course was the ample opportunity to develop my presentation skills, through various journal clubs and other presentations, therefore helping me to become more confident when speaking in public and presenting my work. The 6 month research project allows first hand experience of what a career in research entails. The projects offered are exciting and inspiring, allowing the further development of skills such as independent and team work, time management and scientific communication. Coming back to studying after working was very daunting at first, as I thought it would be difficult to get back into the routine of studying. However, due to the amazing support I received from the course supervisors and teaching staff I found the transition very easy. The course directors were very approachable, patient and eager to help, offering helpful advice whenever it was required. I found King’s to be an excellent institution which certainly lives up to its expectations. The university has a great mix of students and staff from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds. I have met some great people here from all over the world. London is by far the best place to study for a world class education and an even better social life! There is something here for everybody.
Anncharlott
Anncharlott
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

The MSc in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences was a great choice. I gained insight into a broad variety of scientific subjects, not only regarding theoretical knowledge, but also practical work. I experienced amazing teaching on this course with well-chosen and organised modules. Also, the readiness of the teachers to help and support every single student as well as the team spirit within the class created a lovely atmosphere to enjoy learning and studying. All this contributed to the awesome time I've had at King's over the past year.
Gladio Joel Giannitelli
Gladio Joel Giannitelli
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

Coming from a different country and a very different academic background, I must admit I was quite daunted by the perspective of coming to study Biomedical Sciences in London, leaving home, family and friends behind for one whole year. King's College has, however, repaid in full all my wishes and expectations, as I have been immersed in a stimulating, enthusiastic and positively challenging environment.

 

The Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research MSc provides teaching in several core topics related to biomedical sciences, as well as training in various laboratory techniques, with a special focus on the practical aspect of research and many opportunities of hands-on experience. The highlight of the course is definitely the six-month research project, as it offers a unique opportunity to dive into laboratory life, working side by side with a supervisor and a team of scientists.

The teaching staff in the course is simply extraordinary. Above possessing an admirable level of knowledge and experience in their respective fields, lecturers and tutors are kind, patient, considerate and display amazing didactic abilities, providing each student with individual help and assistance. The overall feeling is that teachers are in such position because they know how to do their job very well.

I would say that the time I spent at King's gave me much more than what can be summarized in a course overview. The objective of the course is not to provide insight in every possible laboratory technique, but to give the student the ability to grow, learn and self-improve – both as a scientist and as an individual. Together with a lively city, many new friends and lots of great opportunities, I really feel like saying that this year in King's College has made the time of my life.

Shoaib
Shoaib
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

I applied to King’s College London because of its reputation as a centre of world-leading biomedical research and excellence in education. The MSc in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research incorporates a broad curriculum providing an insight into the biomedical sciences and training in a wide array of laboratory research techniques through specialist workshops and supervised practical classes. The programme also provides the fantastic opportunity to learn from pioneering scientists through an intensive six-month research project. The quality of teaching on the course has been extraordinary, and students can expect excellent support and professional guidance throughout the course and when applying for further study or jobs. The MSc course at King’s has been a deeply rewarding experience, enabling me to develop in a personal capacity and further enhancing my scientific and professional skills. The opportunity to live in London, make new friends and study at a renowned institution has made this a remarkable year.
Vibha
Vibha
India

Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

King’s College London was my first choice of study due to its excellence in education. I found that the choices of subjects were varied and cater to a number of fields of study. The coursework, despite being intense, does help a lot in terms of practice and acquiring new skills. The programme provides a lot of practical knowledge and it helps put the new skills learnt into practice. There is ample help and guidance available from the professors, lecturers and coordinators who are student friendly and always ready to help. I received a scholarship which gave me a further boost to study here.



London is an amazing place to be. It is a student hub and boosts a variety of things to do and places to visit. The culture is different and new and King’s has mixed nationalities which provide a good base to meet people from different parts of the world. I reside at the King’s College Hall and the experience has been great so far. London is the place for study and I strongly recommend King’s for a good balance of education and social life.
Ying
Ying
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

The MSc in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research at King’s College London propelled me into the world of the most advanced technologies. The design of this course offered a brilliant transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies. The six-month project improved my scientific skills and taught me independence in the lab and was an ideal preparation for PhD level research. The supervision and guidance from the course coordinators and the support I received from the Renal Science Group and especially my project supervisor was the highlight of the MSc course - their scientific aptitude and rigorous scholarship was inspirational!

Staff

Dr Sturzenbaum and Dr Bury
Dr Sturzenbaum and Dr Bury
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

Drs Sturzenbaum (a Reader in the School of Biomedical Sciences) and Dr Bury (a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine) are both heads of dynamic research groups based at the Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus of King's College London. Setting aside their research interests, they also coordinate the "Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research MSc" which welcomes every year some 30-35 students (about half of the cohort arriving from overseas and the remainder originating from Europe and the UK). Semester 1 of BMSR "sets the scene" by exposing students to advanced Bioscience laboratory techniques, skills workshops, specialist seminars and lectures as preparative exercises for the main thrust of the MSc: the 6 month cutting edge project in a research active laboratory. The course has been designed to train and develop laboratory, writing and presentation skills and crucially prepares students for a career in Science. Indeed, within one year of graduation, typically over 90% stay in Science or the medical profession and over 50% enroll with a PhD programme.

 

From the course coordinator's point of view, the most rewarding aspect of running the course is to see how gifted students from all over the world develop into young scientists with tremendous future potential. For more detailed info about the structure of the MSc, please download the booklet from the "Further Literature" tab on the right hand side.

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