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Tissue Engineering & Innovation Technology MRes

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Our multidisciplinary Tissue Engineering & Innovation Technology MRes offers you the opportunity to undertake research in a rapidly evolving field of regenerative medicine with new developments in tissue engineering, biomaterials, bone substitutes, 3D printing for customised implants and prostheses, imaging, dental restoratives and drug delivery. Our research addresses fundamental challenges in biomedicine and dentistry, and aims to create a step-change in the way biological systems are deciphered that goes well beyond current state of the art. You will work with academics directing a wide range of cutting-edge research projects, with emphasis on turning early-stage innovations into new health products.

Key benefits

  • Gain an understanding of core and specialised concepts in tissue engineering research.
  • Research methods to allow a systematic and rigorous approach to acquiring knowledge in the field.
  • Learn research methodologies and strategies to develop and evaluate biomaterials, cell- biomaterial interaction and imaging modalities.
  • Learn state-of-the-art facilities for cell culture, novel biomaterials development/ testing, and imaging including spectroscopy, microscopy and endoscopy
  • Gain experience in laboratory-based research.
  • Introduction to knowledge and skills required to critically, effectively implement and interpret research findings
  • Gain knowledge of innovation technology - translational research models and pathways to licensing and commercialisation of medical devices.
  • Train with internationally renowned academic staff
  • Develop key transferable skills through written and oral communication of your research findings, time management and analytical skills

This course will give you a deep understanding of one of the most significant and relevant areas of biomedical and translational research, including new therapeutic applications. You will develop scientific research skills in the field of tissue engineering that includes strategies to develop and evaluate biomaterials, cell-biomaterial interaction and imaging modalities. The course is predominantly research-oriented and also includes journal club presentations and critical reviews with taught components providing comprehensive insights into stem cells, scaffolds for tissue engineering, cell material interaction and design strategies for future developments alongside exploration of state of the art research activities and techniques in the field. Important for entrepreneurs, a unique module on innovation technology provides information on pathways to licensing and commercialisation of medical devices, covering regulatory requirements and processes, product design, IP and business/marketing requirements. Students will undertake a laboratory-based research project, supervised by an academic member of staff, gaining insight into research methodologies and acquiring valuable laboratory experience. This research training and skills development will provide a firm foundation to pursue a PhD or a career in industry. The key research project areas will include tissue engineering, biomaterials and stem cell approaches for tissue regeneration, new generation of metallo-pharmaceuticals, chemical biology, cell tracking and labelling methodologies and imaging. Example topics: Tissue engineering of bone Scaffolds for bone and nerve tissue engineering Biomimetic engineered implants 3D Printing for customized implants and prosthesis Angiogenesis models for tissue regeneration Orthopaedic & dental cements 3D perfusion bioreactors for tissue engineering Material related angiome Angiocrine signalling-driven MSC differentiation. Cancer diagnosis using Raman spectroscopy Novel biophotonic tools for tissue engineering and dentistry Stem cell approaches for tissue regeneration Chemical biology approaches to posttranslational modifications Developing membrane modules for synthetic biology Novel molecular imaging targets Tooth erosion Dentine substitutes Endodontic obturation Remineralising and adhesive dental restoratives Desensitisation bioactive technologies & new ceramics for dental crowns Imaging chemistry Medical imaging

Base campus

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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.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

The following table will give you an idea of the typical hours you will spend as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Year

Lectures, seminars & feedback

Project work

Self-study

1

300 hours

730 hours

770 hours

This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

 

Assessment

    Generally, the assessment for this programme may typically include:

    • Written examinations
    • Practical: an assessment of laboratory performance
    • Coursework: i.e. oral presentations, project design, writing a grant application and a dissertation.

    See below for a current breakdown of assessment by module; but please do note that the breakdown by module may be subject to unexpected change:

    • Tissue Engineering and Research Methodology: written examination + coursework
    • Innovation & Translational Research: coursework
    • Research Training: coursework
    • Research Project: coursework (incl. dissertation etc) + practical (laboratory performance)

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits.

    Tissue Engineering & Research Methods (45 credits)
    Innovation & Translational Research (15 credits)
    Research Training (30 credits)
    Research Project (90 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

    Successful completion of the MRes course will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities that require high level research skills. This programme is highly suited for students who would like to pursue a career in academia, research and development sector, senior management, industry and engineering in healthcare.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

    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 
    • Computer equipment (students report that they benefit from the use of mobile computing facilities such as laptop)
    • Accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
    • Internet access
    • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
    • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
    • Stationery 
    • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    This course will give you a deep understanding of one of the most significant and relevant areas of biomedical and translational research, including new therapeutic applications. You will develop scientific research skills in the field of tissue engineering that includes strategies to develop and evaluate biomaterials, cell-biomaterial interaction and imaging modalities. The course is predominantly research-oriented and also includes journal club presentations and critical reviews with taught components providing comprehensive insights into stem cells, scaffolds for tissue engineering, cell material interaction and design strategies for future developments alongside exploration of state of the art research activities and techniques in the field. Important for entrepreneurs, a unique module on innovation technology provides information on pathways to licensing and commercialisation of medical devices, covering regulatory requirements and processes, product design, IP and business/marketing requirements. Students will undertake a laboratory-based research project, supervised by an academic member of staff, gaining insight into research methodologies and acquiring valuable laboratory experience. This research training and skills development will provide a firm foundation to pursue a PhD or a career in industry. The key research project areas will include tissue engineering, biomaterials and stem cell approaches for tissue regeneration, new generation of metallo-pharmaceuticals, chemical biology, cell tracking and labelling methodologies and imaging. Example topics: Tissue engineering of bone Scaffolds for bone and nerve tissue engineering Biomimetic engineered implants 3D Printing for customized implants and prosthesis Angiogenesis models for tissue regeneration Orthopaedic & dental cements 3D perfusion bioreactors for tissue engineering Material related angiome Angiocrine signalling-driven MSC differentiation. Cancer diagnosis using Raman spectroscopy Novel biophotonic tools for tissue engineering and dentistry Stem cell approaches for tissue regeneration Chemical biology approaches to posttranslational modifications Developing membrane modules for synthetic biology Novel molecular imaging targets Tooth erosion Dentine substitutes Endodontic obturation Remineralising and adhesive dental restoratives Desensitisation bioactive technologies & new ceramics for dental crowns Imaging chemistry Medical imaging

    Base campus

    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.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

    The following table will give you an idea of the typical hours you will spend as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Year

    Lectures, seminars & feedback

    Project work

    Self-study

    1

    300 hours

    730 hours

    770 hours

    This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

     

    Assessment

      Generally, the assessment for this programme may typically include:

      • Written examinations
      • Practical: an assessment of laboratory performance
      • Coursework: i.e. oral presentations, project design, writing a grant application and a dissertation.

      See below for a current breakdown of assessment by module; but please do note that the breakdown by module may be subject to unexpected change:

      • Tissue Engineering and Research Methodology: written examination + coursework
      • Innovation & Translational Research: coursework
      • Research Training: coursework
      • Research Project: coursework (incl. dissertation etc) + practical (laboratory performance)

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits.

      Tissue Engineering & Research Methods (45 credits)
      Innovation & Translational Research (15 credits)
      Research Training (30 credits)
      Research Project (90 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

      Successful completion of the MRes course will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities that require high level research skills. This programme is highly suited for students who would like to pursue a career in academia, research and development sector, senior management, industry and engineering in healthcare.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

      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 
      • Computer equipment (students report that they benefit from the use of mobile computing facilities such as laptop)
      • Accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
      • Internet access
      • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
      • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
      • Stationery 
      • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
      • Graduation costs

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