Imperial College London

Molecular Bioengineering Imperial College London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

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As well as your main Imperial degree (MEng), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.

The focus of this degree course is developing a ‘bottom up’ understanding of the links between molecules, cells, tissues, organs and limbs generating function, health and disease within a bioengineering context.

Alongside a breadth of core engineering and biomedical engineering knowledge, you will gain a specialist understanding of biochemical, physiological and biological processes. This knowledge is coupled with excellent advanced practical laboratory skills in chemical biology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, analytical sciences, microfluidics and device engineering. The skills you gain will ensure you are well placed to contribute to addressing the global challenges of today: the health and wellbeing agenda; personalised medicine; and new biomedical technology industries.

You follow a pathway of core modules in years one and two, before studying specialised molecular bioengineering modules in the third and fourth year:

  • mathematics

  • thermodynamics

  • medical science

  • analytical science

  • programming

  • biomolecular engineering

You will also gain extensive practical skills in the first two years, with over 60 per cent of first and second year modules including lab-based learning and teaching activities.

In your third year you can choose more advanced optional modules in molecular bioengineering alongside core modules and a group project.

Your study reaches Master's level in the fourth year, including a substantial research project that gives you the chance to undertake research and write a thesis. It is extended to six months full-time in the final year (as opposed to being interspersed with taught modules for a shorter period) and runs until approximately mid-June. The completed thesis will be the result of over significant, full-time individual study over six months, and make up over half of the assessed work in the fourth year.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H160
Institution code I50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Must include:

A* in Mathematics
A in Chemistry
A in another STEM subject

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2 in Mathematics
D3 in Chemistry
D3 in another STEM subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Must include:

6 in Mathematics at higher level
6 in Chemistry at higher level
6 in a third subject at higher level

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our entry requirements and you live within easy travelling distance of the College, you will normally be invited to an applicant day to visit the College and our Department.

The applicant day will include an introductory presentation giving information about the course and how it is taught. There is also a presentation on the Department's research and the kinds of careers you could pursue as a graduate. You will have an interview with a member of staff.

You also participate in a group session where you are divided into small groups along with the other applicants to look at medical artefacts. The task is to identify the object, describe how it is used and suggest potential improvements. The day will include a tour of the campus and Department.

The Department may offer an online test and/or Skype interview, in place of the above, where applicants do not live within travelling distance of the College.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic 62.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT) 92.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £30,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £30,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition Fee information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/2019-20/ Scholarship information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships/presidents-scholarships/

Provider information

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


Course contact details

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Ms Mel Peter, Head of Admissions

020 7589 5111

Fax: 020 7594 8004