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MRes Biomedical Research (Respiratory and Cardiovascular Science)

MRes Biomedical Research (Respiratory and Cardiovascular Science)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Respiratory / Chest Diseases Cardiovascular Medical Studies Nursing: Specific Conditions Biomedical Sciences Research Methods (Science)

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Course Summary

The one-year full-time course provides broad training to prepare you for a career in biomedical research. The programme provides an excellent background in biomedical research, and will integrate chemical, biological and physiological aspects in a unified approach. This course teaches a mechanistic approach to the problems encountered in molecular and cellular biomedical science. It also emphasises an investigative and empirical approach to the practical problems encountered in experimental and human biomedical science.

The course is made up of a general stream and number of specialist streams. All of our biomedical research streams have the same course structure. The taught elements and research project are determined by your chosen stream. Over 12 months, you complete two five-month research projects (4.5 days per week) and a core programme (0.5 days per week) including grant writing, technical workshops, journal clubs and transferable skills. The research projects incorporate cutting-edge developments in the field. You will experience some of the most technologically advanced approaches currently being applied to biomedical research.

This stream covers the basic physiology of cardiac function, the pathophysiology of the major cardiovascular diseases (cardiac ischaemia), and the pathophysiology of the major respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis). You will study the advantages and limitations of animal models of respiratory and cardiovascular disease and the rationale behind the design of novel treatments for respiratory and cardiovascular disease.


Project 1 - Core
Project 2 - Core
Grant Writing Exercise - Core

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in an appropriate subject.

Department profile

Get your head start at Imperial with our wide range of Master’s programmes. Our postgraduate courses draw on recognised excellence in research to help you advance your career in academia, healthcare or industry. Medical and healthcare expertise is more important than ever. Make your mark on the medical world with a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London. We will equip you with the latest skills and techniques enabling you to bring...more

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