M.Sc. On Campus

Translational Medical Research

Heidelberg University

12 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Translational Medical Research programme from Heidelberg University focuses on the transfer of knowledge derived from basic molecular and cellular research into new approaches for the diagnosis and therapy of disease, and on the translation of unmet clinical needs into basic research questions that can be addressed through experimentation. 


The importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for effective translation is also considered. Accordingly, the Master’s degree programme provides students in the interdisciplinary field of translational medical research with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in research at the frontiers between fundamental laboratory-based experimentation, clinical research and commercial exploitation. 

Key Features

Graduates of the Translational Medical Research programme from Heidelberg University:  

  • have a thorough understanding of disease processes at the molecular and cellular levels, and possess up-to-date knowledge of the latest research in the fields of molecular and cellular biology relating to medical disorders 
  • have a good overview of clinical study design, drug development, and ethical issues and formalities relating to medical research, and of the cutting-edge methods and current problems in the diagnosis and therapy of medical disorders 
  • have an understanding of the players involved in the translational process, and how intellectual property can be protected and commercialised, for example in a start-up company  
  • are able to apply knowledge about the principles of translational research techniques to a broad range of medical questions.  


This Masters Degree programme is currently undergoing reaccreditation, involving substantial structural changes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Key Competences
  • Advanced Laboratory Methods
  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Processes 
  • Disease Processes Lab
  • Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • proof of above average performance in a degree programme in Medicine, or in a degree programme with similar content, or in a degree programme in life sciences such as pharmacy, biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or health sciences.
  •  an official copy of the applicant’s current transcript of records issued by the university
  • proof of practical experience applying basic bioscientific lab techniques worth at least 1 ECTS (30 hours)
  • current proof of sufficient proficiency in English
  • a letter of motivation written in English
  • two letters of recommendation, preferably from a professor of the university where the applicant received their degree - the prerequisite for admission to this Master’s degree programme
  • a CV in English which includes information about other practical activities and skills, research experience, or other experiences and qualifications which would be of relevance in the chosen degree programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 171.80 € / Semester

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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