What will I learn?

The research-based MRes in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences provides practical training and a highly specialised biochemical education. The course is best suited for graduates in biochemistry, biology, structural biology, biomedical sciences and related disciplines. There is considerable flexibility to focus on specialist subjects in line with your research interests and career intentions.

This full-time programme lasts for one academic year and involves two equally weighted research projects. You begin the first project in the autumn term and the second project in the summer term. Research projects are available in the wide range of subjects and choices are made in consultation with expert staff. As well as the research projects, you complete laboratory work, presentations and computer-based work.

The course provides students with the fundamental skills needed to enter a research career in biosciences research industry or academia.

Which department am I in?

Department of Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£31,200.00 (US$ 42,943) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2021


South Kensington Campus

Exhibition Road,

Kensington and Chelsea,


SW7 2AZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree. The minimum requirement is based on the university's selectivity ranking; from the most competitive we look for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3/4 to 3.25/4 or better. From other mainstream universities we look for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4 or better. Departments may require a higher grade from particular institutions.

For international students

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in a biosciences-based subject. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to a career in biosciences research. 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). Students should have TOEFL scores 92 overall (minimum 20 in all elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.