M.Res. On Campus

Molecular Engineering

Imperial College London

12 months
35700 GBP/year
15400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Molecular Engineering MRes programme offered at Imperial College London trains you through a combination of taught modules and a research project with industry. This programme will prepare you to work in multi-disciplinary teams, in both academia and industry.


Recent advances in molecular science allow us to make, measure and model materials with unprecedented accuracy. This presents an opportunity to engineer better materials and molecular systems, responding to today's challenges.

First, you will gain a grounding in the science and engineering aspects of this field. This includes designing, making, manufacturing, modelling, characterising and measuring the performance of molecules and materials. Scales will range from an atomic scale to systems level. You will gain valuable experience of working on cross-disciplinary research. Your sponsored industrial placement forms a key part of this.

This internationally unique course has been developed by the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering, in collaboration with partners in industry. The student cohort typically comprises graduates from chemical engineering or chemistry degrees, as well as students with backgrounds in materials science and engineering, physics, bioengineering and other STEM subjects. The course will appeal to those with post-degree experience who are looking to upskill in modern research methodologies and accelerated innovation strategies.


This Molecular Engineering MRes course offered at Imperial College London will provide you with the with fundamental and applied skills for a multi-disciplinary PhD or career in industry. When you graduate, you will be well-placed to pursue other STEM-related opportunities. For example, in policy, science communication, consultancy, and technology translation.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Molecular Science
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Design of Molecular Systems
  • Synthesis of Polymeric Systems
  • Analysis and Characterisation
  • Manufacturing Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • As a guide, visa nationals (overseas applicants) should aim to apply by no later than 30 June.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in engineering or physical science.
  • A wide variety of international qualifications are accepted.
  • All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
  • Online application.
  • Application fee.
  • An ATAS certificate is required for all visa-nationals, with the exception of EEA/Swiss nationals and nationals of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA.
  • To apply for an ATAS certificate online, you will need your programme’s Common Aggregation Hierarchy (CAH) code and ‘descriptor’, as well as your university supervisor name. For this course, these are: CAH10-01-09; chemical, process and energy engineering; Professor Nilay Shah.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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