Translational research in medicine is an exciting and rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. It focuses on taking new research findings from the laboratory and other research contexts, and using them to develop effective advances in healthcare as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our Translational Medicine modules are ideal for people with a relevant undergraduate degree who want to train for a career in translational research or related fields, for medical students who want to obtain a postgraduate degree during an intercalated year, and for clinicians and other professionals who want to develop their expertise.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to a translational research programme, develop an advanced understanding of the fundamentals of genetics and genomics, study the principal stages in the development of novel therapeutics, learn about technologies used in biomedical/translational research, and acquire hands-on data analysis skills.
The Translational Medicine programme at St George's, University of London has been designed with input from the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and will equip you with an expert understanding of the relevant bioscience, ‘bench-to-bedside’ development pathways and with the technical knowledge that will prepare you to progress to a PhD-level programme or to participate in research and development of a pharmaceutical/biotechnology setting.
You can choose to study either our MRes or PgCert. The MRes programme consists of four taught modules in addition to a 105 credit research project, whilst the PgCert includes three taught modules.
The MRes in Translational Medicine course will prepare graduates for transition to a PhD-level programme or for work in research and development of a pharmaceutical/biotechnology setting.
By providing practical research experience plus training in drug development, genomic diagnostics and data analysis, our MRes Translational Medicine equips you with skills that are in great demand in the life sciences sector.
According to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, there is currently a skills shortage in translational medicine which requires complex understanding to bridge the gap between bench and bedside.
The MRes is 40% taught modules and 60% research project. The taught modules are:
You can apply until:
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PGCert: 7 months
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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