Imperial College London for diabetes

Imperial College London for diabetes

MRes Clinical Research (Diabetes and Obesity)

Medical students in the labECTS: 90 credits
Start date: October 2017
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Location: Hammersmith

This course is open for applications for 2017 entry. Although this course will remain open until it is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to undertake valuable research within the areas of diabetes and obesity, two highly prominent public health issues.

About the course


The principal goal of this pathway is to provide a thorough grounding in cutting-edge clinical research, with a strong focus on diabetes and obesity.

The programme provides a structured approach to developing knowledge and skills which will enable students to develop their own research portfolio or assist in the management of an existing portfolio.

It is ideal for those wishing to progress to a PhD studentship or a research based role within the NHS.


Core modules

  • Clinical Research Measures
  • Cllinical Research Scenarios
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Research Conduct and Governance
  • Research Project and viva

Optional modules

  • Diabetes and Obesity (pathway module)
  • Human Nutrition (pathway module)
  • Human Vaccinology (pathway module)
  • Translational Medicine (pathway module)

Teaching and assessment


  • Lectures
  • Interactive workshops
  • Journal clubs
  • Online modules
  • Student presentations
  • Group meetings
  • Mock poster presentations
  • Oral presentations
  • Project reports
  • Research proposal

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Thesis
  • Viva voce
  • Taught element (2 exams and 1 piece of coursework) — 30%
  • Research element (10,000 word research project and viva voce) — 70%

Imperial College London for diabetes

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

2:1 Honours degree in medicine or life sciences.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying for then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2017 ENTRY:
  • £10,000 full-time
  • £5,000 part-time*

Islands and overseas students

2017 ENTRY:
  • £30,600 full-time
  • £15,300 per year part-time*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Imperial College London for diabetes

Government funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Funding from Imperial


We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master’s Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Imperial College London for diabetes

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You initially apply for MRes Clinical Research and specify in your application which stream you would like to study.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Although courses will remain open until they are filled, applicants for this course are strongly encouraged to apply early. Early applications allow us to communicate important information around key dates with applicants directly.

If you need a visa to study in the UK, we advise that you apply by 1 July 2017 to ensure that your visa is processed and approved prior to the start of the course.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

ATAS Certificate
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.