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MRes Biomedical Research (Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases)

Imperial College London

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    St Marys Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

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.

Infectious diseases remain a major contributor to the global burden of disease, with HIV, malaria, measles, diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infections responsible for over 50% of premature deaths worldwide. However, the availability of resources for interventions is limited in comparison with the scale of the challenges faced. Over the last decade, there has been increasing recognition of the value of epidemiological analysis and mathematical modelling in aiding the design and interpretation of clinical trials from a population perspective and, downstream, to guide implementation, monitoring and evaluation of intervention effectiveness. This stream provides research-based training in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling and statistics, genetics and evolution, and computational methods. The focus of the course is interdisciplinary, with a strong applied public health element.

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£ 36,650per year

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University information

Imperial College London

  • University League Table

    5th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

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    4th out of 103 1

    9th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    179 78%

    10th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    77th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    195 80%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    18th

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