MSc Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses Imperial College London




Course info


This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in academic or industrial research, providing a solid foundation to go on to study at PhD level. By the end of the programme, you will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific literature. You will enhance your written and oral communication skills and the and the ability to present scientific ideas. You will acquire proficiency in a range of important research techniques during the Mini-Research project and will build on these in the 6-month research project. Under the supervision and guidance of senior academics, you will investigate an important research problem. You will choose your subject from those be available in one of the laboratories in Imperial College or an associated external institution.

The programme is comprised of two parts:

  • Taught component: lectures and seminars given over the first two terms (5 months)
  • Research project: full-time laboratory based research project completed in the last term (6 months).

The taught component is comprised of lectures, laboratory practicals, tutorials and student presentations and covers the most important aspects of viruses and viral diseases.

Many graduates proceed to PhD study, or if medically qualified, to clinical practice or research. As well as scientific training, this course expands your transferable skills, allowing you to enter a variety of other careers including, industry, finance, management and various types of consultancy.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£36,700.00 (37,81,818) per year




St Marys Campus

Norfolk Place,


W2 1PG, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.2 degree in biological science, medicine or veterinary science All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College. Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements) and Students should have TOEFL scores 92 overall (minimum 20 in all elements).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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