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Stem Cells & Tissue Repair iBSc

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Our Stem Cells & Tissue Repair iBSc degree is a unique and challenging study programme that focuses on tissue formation, stem cells and regeneration. This course provides an in-depth and well-rounded exploration of this fascinating subject area through research-led teaching and is suitable for intercalating dental, veterinary and medical students, and is also open to third-year biosciences students interested in the field of stem cells and regenerative biology.

For more information, including details on how to apply, see our Intercalated BSc pages.

  • The course covers the fundamental molecular, cellular and physiological basis of tissue formation and regeneration.
  • You will explore current trends in cutting- edge areas of research working alongside international experts at a leading research institution.
  • Taught by internationally renowned scientists and researchers.
  • Graduates have been published as a result of their BSc project, and some have gone on to present their research at conferences.

Key information

UCAS code Apply direct to King's

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London



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The Stem Cells & Tissue Repair iBSc degree aims to provide you with a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the very latest research in this field. You will gain an advanced understanding of how tissues and organs form during development and regeneration, and the biology and application of stem cells essential for homoeostasis and repair of tissue. These key areas of study will prepare students for entry into the exciting new field of regenerative medicine and design of regenerative therapies.

The Stem Cells & Tissue Repair iBSc degree is a one-year study course that comprises modules totalling 120 credits. As part of your study pathway, you will undertake a supervised research project in one of the cutting edge research groups at King’s focusing on stem cell biology and tissue formation, the importance of the immune system for tissue regeneration, or design and application of biomaterials for stem cell therapies. There are approximately 15 places available for laboratory projects each year.


The following table gives an idea of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year: 



Seminars & tutorials 

Practical / Lab work 

Private study 


Tissue Formation & Repair

46 hours

3 hours

- 251 hours -

Stem Cell Biology

33 hours

22 hours


95 hours


Critical Thinking in Biomedical Research

36 hours

37 hours


237 hours


Laboratory Project in Tissue Regeneration & Development 

6 hours

4 hours

210 hours

222 hours 8 hours

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.


The primary methods of assessment for this course are assessed essays, coursework, oral presentations, examinations and a dissertation.






Orals/ Vivas

Other types   of In Course Assessment

Tissue Formation & Repair





Stem Cell Biology





Critical Thinking in Biomedical Research





Laboratory Project in Tissue Regeneration & Development 





The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.


Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

See our full list of intercalated courses here.

For details of how to apply click here.


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.


Required Modules
  • Tissue Formation & Repair (30 credits)
  • Stem Cell Biology (15 credits)
  • Critical Thinking in Biomedical Research (30 credits)
  • Laboratory Project in Tissue Regeneration & Development (45 credits)

Examples of research project topics:

  • Commitment of pituitary gland progenitors.
  • Role of non-neuronal acetylcholine signalling in salispheres.
  • Dissecting the regulators of muscle stem cells in development and regeneration.
  • Regulation of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK-3) phosphorylation in neural crest cells.
  • Identifying the signals involved in the specification of a salivary gland cell fate.
  • ‘Are sensory placode progenitors multipotent stem cells?’.
  • Engineering polymeric nanoneedles for sustained siRNA release.
  • Engineering 3D liver tissue from human pluripotent stem cells.
  • Engineering tissue self-elongation.
Optional Modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-todate, innovative and relevant courses of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements


Further information and other requirements

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Selection procedure

Application deadline:

King's students:  18th February 2019   
Non-King's students: 4th March 2019   

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £25,500 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional costs/expenses

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

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • college approved calculator for exams (Casio fx83 or fx85)
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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