MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology

Imperial College London

Program Description

MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology

Imperial College London

MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the core principles and methodologies underlying modern bioscience research and its exploitation.

It aims to equip graduates with the relevant skills to pursue careers in applied biosciences and biotechnology in the industrial and public sectors in the UK and overseas.

It includes both taught and research-based elements encompassing biochemistry, molecular cell biology, systems and synthetic biology, bioinformatics, and entrepreneurship.

After completion of compulsory taught modules, you will focus on a specialised dissertation and research projects that are consistent with your interests and career aspirations.


You undertake core courses in Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Statistics. These are designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of modern biology, including cell biology, genomics, proteomics, experimental techniques and data handling.

You also take two advanced courses in applied bioscience and biotechnology that cover topics such as industrial biotechnology, glycotechnology, structural biology, cellular damage, repair and ageing, genes and genomics, infection and immunity, stem cells and regenerative medicine, neurobiology in health and disease, integrative systems biology, and synthetic biology.

In addition, you attend weekly seminars with invited external speakers from industry and the public sector.

In the final term, you undertake a full-time tutored dissertation followed by a mini-conference. You also undertake a full-time individual project in the research laboratories of the Department to be written up as a report.

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in biochemistry, biology or a related subject.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying for then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 16, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 year
Full time
9,400 GBP
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 9,400 GBP
- Home/EU; £26,700 - Overseas