M.Sc. On Campus

Translational Medical Research

Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Master’s degree programme in Translational Medical Research (TMR) at the University of Heidelberg enables students to bridge the gap between research conducted in the field of life sciences, and the clinical application of findings.


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 Areas

Numerous 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.

Programme Structure


  • 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.  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

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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