Translational Medical Research at University of Heidelberg considers research conducted at the frontiers between the bench (lab-based experiments), the bedside (clinical research and patient management) and the healthcare system (broad implementation and health economics) with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation play a key role in effective Translational Medical Research.
This dynamic is considered to be a two-way reiterative process that aims to create new approaches for the diagnosis and therapy of disease. Students are also taught how entrepreneurship and innovation contribute to effective translation of research into practice. The Master’s degree programme in Translational Medical Research therefore provides an ideal foundation for a PhD or a career in academia.
Occupational AreasNumerous international research organisations have recognised the importance of translational medical research, and this has been repeatedly emphasised by national and international organisations such as the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), the European Union, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Translational Medical Research will therefore have good career prospects in areas including:
- basic molecular and medical research centres
- interdisciplinary translational Comprehensive Cancer Centres
- clinical study centres and teaching hospitals
- biotech and pharmaceutical industries
- their own start-up companies
This Masters Degree programme is currently undergoing reaccreditation, involving substantial structural changes.
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- Module 1 concerns the basis of medical disorders and disease processes at the molecular and cellular level.
- Module 2 equips students with knowledge about current methods and challenges in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease, including the research approaches employed in these areas.
- Module 3 comprises an individual laboratory project.
- Module 4 focusses specifically on translational medicine, including commercial exploitation, the role of stakeholders and clinical studies.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
- acceptance letter
- the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
- 1 passport photo
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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