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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.1k / 2015/16 academic year
  • Foreign: $ 36.8k / 2015/16 academic year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 479pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    Bioimaging Science has played a vital role in improving human life.  The development of a wide range of imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound and optical imaging are nowadays important tools for the early detection of disease, understanding basic molecular aspects of living organisms and the evaluation of medical treatment. 

    A one year (full-time) stand-alone multidisciplinary MRes course that equips students with all the fundamentals of modern imaging methodologies – including their techniques and application within medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, along with the Chemistry behind imaging agents, drugs and biomarkers. The course content consists of a nine-month interdisciplinary research project, taught lecture modules on elementary and advanced aspects of bioimaging techniques and applications, specialist lectures in transferable skills, literature review on an image-related topic and group project work.

    The course consists of a nine-month interdisciplinary research project, taught lecture modules on elementary and advanced aspects of imaging techniques and applications, specialist lectures in transferable skills, a literature review on an imaging-related topic, group project work and workshops on the latest developments of imaging science.

    The science-based course content covers the following broad topics:

    • Design of probes for imaging
    • Positron emission tomography (PET)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Optical imaging
    • Image computation
    • Ultrasound and microwave
    • Introduction to cell biology and biochemistry
    • Pharmacology of imaging

    The transferable skills components include safety awareness, intellectual property management, time and project management, presentation and communication skills.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Academic requirement: 2:1 degree or higher in a science, technology, engineering or medicine subject from a UK institution or an equivalent overseas qualification.

     

    A number of fully-funded MRC scholarships (Covers full fees plus a bursary of over £15,000pa) are available for home students (UK nationals and non-UK nationals who have lived continuously in the UK for the past three years).  These scholarships cover tuition fees and a bursary (paid on a monthly basis) for the duration of the course.  For more information including eligibility (which is specifed by the MRC), please contact the course directors: Dr Phil Miller (philip. miller@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Ramon Vilar (r.vilar@i mperial.ac.uk).

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