• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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.

Highlights

  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Expertise in epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

The MRes is 40% taught modules and 60% research project. The taught modules are:

  • Case Studies in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics
  • Big Data in Biomedicine
  • Research Methods and Management

The MSc is 67% taught modules and 33% research project. The taught modules are:

  • Case Studies in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics
  • Big Data in Biomedicine
  • Clinical trials
  • Personalized medicine
  • Epidemiology and population health
  • Research project
  • TBC

The postgraduate diploma (PgDip) consists of seven taught modules:

  • Case Studies in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics
  • Big Data in Biomedicine
  • Clinical trials
  • Personalized medicine
  • Epidemiology and population health
  • TBC

The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) programme consists of three taught modules:

  • Case Studies in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics
  • Big Data in Biomedicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      PgCert: Five months

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    The MRes programme consists of four taught modules in addition to a 105 credit research project, whilst the PgCert includes three taught modules.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

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 minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours from a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
  • You will need to provide a brief personal statement and two references (see below).
  • Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview and a written admissions test.
  • *Degrees must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2019. Failure to comply with this may result in the withdrawal of any offer issued by St George's.
  • Experience of the research process and/or completion of an undergraduate dissertation is essential.
  • We do not consider professional and/or work-based qualifications to be academic. Therefore these are not accepted for entry in place of recognised academic qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU:

  • Full-time MRes: £13,000
  • Full-time MSc: £10,500
  • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma: £7,250
  • Full-time Postgraduate Certificate: £3,750

Non-EU (International):

  • Full-time MRes: £22,500
  • Full-time MSc: £21,000
  • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma: £16,000
  • Full-time Postgraduate Certificate: £8000

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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