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.