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Biomedical and Life Sciences

Biomedical and life sciences operate at the frontier of human knowledge, pioneering new technologies or new applications to understand, model, treat or prevent conditions that limit or inhibit life. Studying biomedical and life sciences at King’s College London will put you at the heart of one of the leading centres of bioscience in the UK – and give you the flexibility to explore your interests as they develop.

For over 60 years King’s has been at the heart of advances in biomedical and life sciences, achieving numerous world firsts along the way. As one of Europe’s largest centres for research and training in these fields, King’s is renowned as a centre of excellence and expertise in a wide range of basic and applied sciences.

At the undergraduate level, most of our life sciences courses share a common first year – everyone on these courses has the same required and optional modules. Not only does that mean that you will be working alongside a diverse range of students, but you can choose to switch course at the end of year one if you have discovered a new interest or found a more appropriate direction for your talents. Several of these courses also feature an option to extend to a four-year MSci or to take an extra-mural year, between years two and three, either in industry or with an approved academic research institute.

At the postgraduate level, we offer students with a background in science the opportunity to study at the very cutting edge of biomedical science in areas that are contributing to enhancing the quality of people’s lives, from our unique courses in Aerospace Medicine and Space Physiology to our advanced expertise in medical imaging and molecular science. Few areas of science are as rewarding or as immediately relevant to the societies in which we live. The programmes often include an extended research project, which enables you to gain in-depth practical experience within one or more of King’s world class research laboratories.

Joining us, you will study with leading scientists and work alongside fellow students from around the world – people who are going to make important things happen in a variety of fields.

Biomedical and life science courses 


undergraduate life sciences courses

Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology BSc

Biochemistry BSc

Biochemistry MSci

Biomedical Science BSc

Global Health & Social Medicine BSc

Medical Physiology BSc

Molecular Genetics BSc

Molecular Genetics MSci 

Neuroscience BSc

Neuroscience MSci

Pharmacology BSc


Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences BSc






Postgraduate biomedical and life sciences courses

Aerospace Medicine MSc/PG Dip 

 Analytical Toxicology MSc

Biomedical & Molecular Science Research MSc MRes

Cardiovascular Research MSc 

Chemistry MPhil/PhD

Genomics Medicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Human and Applied Physiology MSc

Immunology MSc

Medical Engineering and Physics MSc

Medical Humanities MDRes

Microbiome in Health & Disease MSc

Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences MRes 

Nutrition MSc

PGCE Biology 

Regenerative Dentistry MSc

Stem Cell & Regenerative Therapies: From Bench to Market MSc 

Translational Cancer Medicine MRes

Tissues Engineering & Innovation Technology MRes 

Women & Children's Health MSc 






  • One of Europe’s largest centres for biomedical and life science research

  • World-class laboratory facilities, with over 50 research active laboratories

  • Strong partnerships with industry and healthcare organisations including our world renowned partner NHS Foundation Trusts

  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and researchers

  • Contemporary approach based on our history of pioneering discoveries – including our part in finding the structure of DNA

  • One of the UK's best graduate employment rates: King's is ranked 7th in the UK for graduate employability (The Times Higher Education Global Employability Ranking 2015)


At King’s we place a strong emphasis on nurturing employability. From careers in health and pharmaceuticals, medicine and bioscience to less obvious options such as management consulting and finance, qualifications in these cutting-edge sciences are recognised and valued by a wide range of employers. And, of course, there are always options to explore further academic qualifications and research.

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