United KingdomImperial College LondonMasters

Biomedical Research (Microbiome in Health and Disease)

Develop your biomedical research expertise and explore multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the gut microbiome. Explore the development of new targets for disease prevention and treatment. Gain experience in developing research plans on two projects exploring areas of microbiome biology

assignment-lateDeadline:Jul 23, 2024
Biomedical Research (Microbiome in Health and Disease) - Cover
1 year
Tuition Fee
£40,800 annually
On Campus
Full Time


Course Overview

Explore multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the gut microbiome on this Master's course, a specialist stream of the MRes in Biomedical Research.

You'll receive research training in microbiome biology, nutrition, hepatology and microbial signalling, and analytical technologies.

Through laboratory-based research, you'll learn to exercise critical scientific thought to interpret results.

This stream will help you build familiarity with writing grant applications and improve your writing, presenting and communication skills when defining research reports.

You'll also consider the development of new targets for disease prevention and treatment, and apply your expertise across two research projects.

You have the option of choosing our general biomedical research stream, or one of eight specialisms. All of our biomedical research streams have the same course structure and each stream has its own tailored set of projects alongside a core programme of lectures, seminars and practical classes.

You should consider which stream is right for you according to your career aims and background. If an offer of admission is made, it will correspond to a specific stream. Switching streams is not possible once you have commenced your studies.

General Biomedical Research

Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Infection

Data Science

Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases

Microbiome in Health and Disease (this stream)

Molecular Basis of Human Disease

Respiratory and Cardiovascular Science

Is this stream for you?

The microbiome stream is aimed at students with a biochemical, microbiological or biological background interested in pursuing further education in microbiome and nutrition in health and disease, understanding fundamental mechanisms behind disease processes and developing therapeutic targets.

It is also for students with a clinical background interested in understanding microbiomes in clinical research.


Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree with CGPA > 2.50/4.00 OR 3.0-3.5/5.00

A copy of your international Passport Bio-Data Page.

WAEC Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate (ND & HND)

Undergraduate Transcript  (ND & HND)

Passport Photograph

Curriculum Vitae

Two reference letters.

Statement of Purpose in English (A letter that states the Applicant’s Purpose for choosing the Program ).

Upper-intermediate command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.0+ or TOEFL 79+ level, but no certificate required) 


Tuition Fee for Local students and Ireland£ 19,000.00

Tuition Fee £40,800 annually
Application Fee £0
Acceptance Fee £0
Housing Fee £500- £600 monthly
Living Fee £300- £399 monthly

Addition Information

Duration1 year
AttendanceOn Campus
Country🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Main Campus
FormatFull Time
Fall 2023, Fall 2024
Study LanguageEnglish
Application Fee£0

£40,800 per year

assignment-lateJul 23, 2024
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