We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells - Novel Therapies MSc

Imperial College London

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The programme in Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells provides state-of-the-art education in next-generation therapies, training you in translational research and rapidly-developing topics in advanced therapeutic medicines. You will acquire transferable and research skills including knowledge of ethical and regulatory legislation, commercialisation strategies and intellectual property and patent protection. A major focus is training in translational research illustrating all steps required to progress novel therapies from bench-to-bedside and towards drug licensing. It is the provision of teaching in all three areas of advanced therapeutic development which makes our programme unique.

The programme runs successfully through a combination of educational materials and opportunities to interact online alongside more traditional teaching methods. This blended format of delivery consists of teaching sessions (face-to-face or made available online), live webinars, discussion fora, formative and summative assessments administered through our virtual learning environment, and a range of resources to facilitate self-study and progression. This allows for much of the programme to be studied remotely if required.

This programme provides academic and laboratory research training in three key areas (streams):

  • Gene and Nucleic Acid Based Therapies
  • New Horizons in Pharmacology
  • Regenerative Medicine

Throughout the programme we will give you the opportunity to acquire real-life skills through presentations, debates, journal clubs and data analysis. Our assessments are varied and authentic, which means we assess skills that you will need to develop successful careers. In the advanced modules of the MSc, we will give you the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of bioinformatics and their application in biology, and you will get the opportunity to take part in interdisciplinary team events to generate ideas for public engagement activities, or research projects.

This programme is made up of two progressional levels (PG Cert and MSc), and you can apply to either level in the first instance. The main purpose of this programme is to facilitate state-of-the-art education in next generation therapies for scientists and clinicians, who will be equipped to significantly contribute to these rapidly expanding fields. Our programme in Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells prepares you for careers in industry, PhD study, positions within the NHS and financial sector.

Application deadline

01 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 36,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Imperial College London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    179 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



Suggested courses

Middlesex University

Biomedical Science (Cellular Pathology) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Middlesex University

University league table

University of Exeter

PhD Complex Living Systems

University of Exeter

Biological Sciences league table

University of Glasgow

Medical Genetics and Genomics MSc(MedSci)

University of Glasgow

University league table


Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!