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Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

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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 and bioinformatics.
  • 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.
  • 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.'

The MSc propelled me into the world of the most advanced technologies. The supervision and guidance from the course coordinators and the support I received from my project supervisor was the highlight of the MSc course - their scientific aptitude and rigorous scholarship was inspirational!

Ying, Alumni, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research

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 MRes 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.

Course Aims

  • Evaluate and assimilate the scientific literature in a given subject area.
  • Devise a hypothesis that can be tested experimentally.
  • Analyse data, appreciate the value of reproducibility of data and draw valid conclusions.
  • Collect data and apply appropriate methods to test a hypothesis.
  • Develop an ability to comprehend and synthesise complex information.
  •  Organize a work-schedule, stick to deadlines, and prioritize activities.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and through writing.

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

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Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

 

Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc Qualification

Teaching methods

Hours

Formal teaching and self-directed study, including practicals, background reading and preparation time, write-up of lab reports, lectures, revision exams, tutorials, workshops, presentations, research and papers.

2,190

 

Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MRes Qualification

Teaching methods

Hours

Formal teaching and self-directed study, including practicals, background reading and preparation time, write-up of lab reports, lectures, revision exams, tutorials, workshops, presentations, research and papers.

2,640

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

 

Learning outcomes

One of our key education outcomes is that students publish their work in top scientific journals. Read about our recent student publication listings here.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include lab reports, workshop reports, written examinations, oral presentations, an extended dissertation and lab performance assessment during the project. Coursework contributes approximately 67% (MSc) / 75% (MRes) and examinations approximately 33% (MSc) / 25% (MRes) to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Skills in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research (30 credits)
Advanced Bioscience Research Laboratory Techniques (30 credits)
Topics in Biomedical Science (30 credits)
Specialised Techniques Workshops (30 credits)
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc (60 credits)
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MRes (120 credits)

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.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

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.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (MSc) / £18,900 (MRes) (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 (MSc) / £39,180 (MRes) (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines  
  • Personal photocopies  
  • Printing course handouts  
  • Society membership fees  
  • Stationery  
  • Travel costs for travel around London, between campuses and for project placements
  • Graduation costs

Funding

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 MRes 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.

Course Aims

  • Evaluate and assimilate the scientific literature in a given subject area.
  • Devise a hypothesis that can be tested experimentally.
  • Analyse data, appreciate the value of reproducibility of data and draw valid conclusions.
  • Collect data and apply appropriate methods to test a hypothesis.
  • Develop an ability to comprehend and synthesise complex information.
  •  Organize a work-schedule, stick to deadlines, and prioritize activities.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and through writing.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

 

Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc Qualification

Teaching methods

Hours

Formal teaching and self-directed study, including practicals, background reading and preparation time, write-up of lab reports, lectures, revision exams, tutorials, workshops, presentations, research and papers.

2,190

 

Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MRes Qualification

Teaching methods

Hours

Formal teaching and self-directed study, including practicals, background reading and preparation time, write-up of lab reports, lectures, revision exams, tutorials, workshops, presentations, research and papers.

2,640

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

 

Learning outcomes

One of our key education outcomes is that students publish their work in top scientific journals. Read about our recent student publication listings here.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include lab reports, workshop reports, written examinations, oral presentations, an extended dissertation and lab performance assessment during the project. Coursework contributes approximately 67% (MSc) / 75% (MRes) and examinations approximately 33% (MSc) / 25% (MRes) to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Skills in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research (30 credits)
Advanced Bioscience Research Laboratory Techniques (30 credits)
Topics in Biomedical Science (30 credits)
Specialised Techniques Workshops (30 credits)
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc (60 credits)
Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MRes (120 credits)

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.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

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.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (MSc) / £18,900 (MRes) (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 (MSc) / £39,180 (MRes) (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines  
  • Personal photocopies  
  • Printing course handouts  
  • Society membership fees  
  • Stationery  
  • Travel costs for travel around London, between campuses and for project placements
  • Graduation costs

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