12 months
32400 GBP/year
13200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Systems and Synthetic Biology MRes programme from Imperial College London provides a platform to overcome traditional barriers and work collaboratively on the ‘big problems’ and applications in synthetic and systems biology.


The Systems and Synthetic Biology MRes programme from Imperial College London 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.

Teaching and assessment

  • Teaching methods
  • Computer-based work
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Individual research project and dissertation (9 months), with optional placement
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Online lecture materials
  • Online lecture recordings
  • Practical classes
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Scientists
  • Physical Scientists
  • Experimental Systems Biology
  • Theoretical Systems Biology
  • Technology & Biotechnology
  • Synthetic Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most postgraduate courses remain open until they are full, so make sure you apply in good time. UK and non-visa nationals have the same deadline.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, life sciences or biomedical sciences.
  • A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, for example: A-level Mathematics grade A.
  • 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: CAH03-01-02; biology (non-specific); Professor Anne Dell.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13200 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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