IFSA Imperial College London Revolutions in Biomedicine

London, England


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid,  credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 15
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About Imperial College London Revolutions in Biomedicine

Do research abroad at the Revolutions in Biomedicine program. Instructors from Imperial College London's Faculty of Medicine will lead students through eight topical modules plus an eight-day lab project contributing to the development of effective viral vaccines.

Imperial College London Revolutions in Biomedicine Benefits

  • Study at Imperial College, which ranks among the top universities in the world for science
  • Participate in intensive, cutting edge laboratory-based scientific research
  • Learn from top research experts in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, genetics and public health
  • Perfect program for premedical, public health, or bioscience majors
  • Instructors from Imperial's Faculty of Medicine lead students through eight topical modules plus an eight-day lab project contributing to the development of effective viral vaccines
  • Modules are designed around lab-based research, group work and lectures/seminars

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Imperial College London Revolutions in Biomedicine

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Revolutions in Biomedicine is a four-week undergraduate program held at Imperial's South Kensington and Hammersmith Hospital campuses. Instructors from Imperial College's Faculty of Medicine will lead students through eight topical modules plus an eight-day lab project contributing to the development of effective viral vaccines. In addition, four keynote lectures and a "Beyond Bioscience: Life & Career Perspectives" panel discussion will be held.

This program has a set curriculum of modules, lectures and projects. Participants do not choose from a selection of courses. Topics will be drawn from areas such as regenerative medicine, gene therapy and gene editing, novel cancer therapeutics, big data, genomic medicine, microbial resistance to antibiotics, diabetes and obesity and global health. These topics will be explored through lectures, group work, field trips and debriefing. Students will complete an eight-day laboratory-based mini-research project investigating the relative importance of the proliferation and production of cytokenes in CD8+T Lymphocytes (CTL) activation.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA-Butler or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
Students must have completed at least one bioscience course with a lab component before arrival in London.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Imperial College London Revolutions in Biomedicine
Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Chemistry Genetics Health Studies Immunology Medicine, Pre-Medical Microbiology Public/Global Health

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Housing is self-catered. Students purchase and prepare their own meals in shared kitchens. 

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Summer 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
June 26, 2020
Program End Date
July 25, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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