MRes Clinical Research (Translational Medicine)
ECTS: 90 credits
Start date: October 2017
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
This course is open for applications for 2017 entry. Although this course will remain open until it is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
This course provides advanced, hands-on training in the theoretical and practical aspects of clinical research, such as drug discovery, pharmacokinetics, role of biomarkers and surrogate endpoints, and medical statistics.
About the course
The course combines an introduction to the theory behind and technologies currently used in drug discovery, pharmacokinetics, role of biomarkers and surrogate endpoints, preclinical safety assessment, first-time-in-human studies, clinical investigation paradigms, research governance and medical statistics.
Suitable for all medical disciplines, but of particular interest to Cardiovascular/Respiratory, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Metabolic medicine, the programme is highly suitable for graduates in medicine or science who wish to pursue a career as clinical academics and for medical professionals in industry.
- Critical Appraisal
- Research Project and viva
- Diabetes and Obesity (pathway module)
- Human Nutrition (pathway module)
- Human Vaccinology (pathway module)
- Translational Medicine (pathway module)
Teaching and assessment
- Interactive workshops
- Journal clubs
- Online modules
- Student presentations
- Group meetings
- Mock poster presentations
- Oral presentations
- Project reports
- Research proposal
- Viva voce
- Taught element (2 exams and 1 piece of coursework) — 30%
- Research element (10,000 word research project and viva voce) — 70%
Minimum academic requirement
2:1 Honours degree in medicine or life sciences.
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.
For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.
Fees and funding
Home and EU students
- £10,000 full-time
- £5,000 part-time*
Islands and overseas students
- £30,600 full-time
- £15,300 per year part-time*
* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.
The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.
If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
Funding from Imperial
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.
For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.
How to apply
All applicants must apply online.
You initially apply for MRes Clinical Research and specify in your application which stream you would like to study.
For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.
You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.
Although courses will remain open until they are filled, applicants for this course are strongly encouraged to apply early. Early applications allow us to communicate important information around key dates with applicants directly.
If you need a visa to study in the UK, we advise that you apply by 1 July 2017 to ensure that your visa is processed and approved prior to the start of the course.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.