Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine MRes

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant subject (2:1 Hons or higher). Applicants with a high 2:2 (55% and above) will be considered on a case by case basis. Please see the Entry requirements tab for further information.
Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicince mres

About us

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The University of Liverpool has been at the forefront of Health & Life Sciences research for 130 years and continues to build on the impressive research knowledge, experience, resources and partnerships that have been amassed. The Faculty has over 2,300 staff, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,000 postgraduate students who, together with many alumni and partners, are helping to build the University’s reputation every day.

As a Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in a civic university, we owe it to our local community to address their unmet health needs. We're taking the innovative, world-leading research we do globally and delivering a meaningful impact on health outcomes locally.

The total cost of research projects awarded in 2018/19 within the Faculty was £60million, and 81% of our research is ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.

The Faculty has four Institutes:

  • Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
  • Institute of Population Health
  • Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology.

Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Using cutting-edge multi-omics technologies, our research and teaching aims to answer important biological and biomedical questions about health and disease. We're interested in how molecules work when integrated into tissues and organisms in healthy individuals, compared with those experiencing health conditions, to discover new therapeutics and improve current treatments.

Our departments

  • Biochemistry and Systems Biology
    Bringing together biochemistry, cutting-edge technology and multi-omics approaches to study the chemistry of life. From proteins to complex biological systems, we provide vital links between both basic and translational research.
  • Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
    Bridging discovery science with therapeutic applications in cancer patients. Our mission is to optimise effective collaborations between scientists and clinicians to find better ways to detect and treat cancer.
  • Molecular Physiology and Cell Signalling
    Our scientists are working to provide better understanding of how cellular communication systems control the behaviour of cells, tissues and organisms. The results of our research help to inform new therapeutic strategies for a wide range of diseases.
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    Our internationally excellent, multidisciplinary research spans life, physical and clinical sciences focused on investigating mechanisms of drug efficacy and toxicity. Our aim is to develop new and improve existing therapies for the benefit of patients.
  • School of Life Sciences
    Our students are exposed to advanced technologies and internationally recognised research centres in infection, cancer, and multi-omic approaches. In collaboration with other institutes across the Faculty, we cover all life science disciplines, from biochemistry to zoology, integrating world-leading research and knowledge.

Our vision, mission and aims

  • Educate and prepare the next generation of the workforce in biomedical and life sciences
  • Translate our lab discoveries into real benefits for patients, the public and health systems
  • Understand, detect and develop better therapeutic approaches for human diseases
  • Develop world-leading, multi-omic integration across life sciences
  • Advance biological knowledge across all scales of life
  • Be transparent and open, creating an environment and culture where everyone feels part of the same team.

Department address

University of Liverpool
Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
Biosciences Building
Crown Street, Liverpool
L69 7BE

Telephone: +44 (0)151 794 5455