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MRes Systems and Synthetic Biology

Imperial College London

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    South Kensington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology provides a platform to overcome traditional barriers and work collaboratively on the ‘big problems’ and applications in synthetic and systems biology. The programme is delivered by the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology and is organised in association with the Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (CISBIO). There is a link with the BIoS Centre at King’s College to facilitate the integration of this research with emerging ethical, legal and societal issues. Assessment methods involve the following: Coursework; Dissertation; Essays; Individual research project report; Presentations and Viva.

This full-time programme lasts for one academic year and is made up of both taught and research-based elements. The taught elements begin in October and last for the duration of the autumn term (October-December). This includes introductory modules that cover essentials for both life and physical scientists, as well as modules on experimental systems biology, theoretical systems biology, synthetic biology, and advanced technologies.

As well as conventional lectures, you undertake practicals, bench work, case studies, proposal writing and journal clubs. In the spring term (January), you choose a topic for your eight-month long research project and draft a proposal to be evaluated by a student panel, before submission to supervisors. Your completed project is submitted in September of the summer term. Close connections to industry and medicine are provided through the research projects from members of the Institute, as well as additional courses and workshops.

Please note that the curriculum of this programme is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for your year of entry. We therefore recommend that you check this course page before finalising your application and after submitting it as we will aim to update this page as soon as any changes are ratified by the College.

Tuition fees

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£ 31,200per 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

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    180 82%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    3rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    76th

    1

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