M.Sc. Blended

Translational Health Sciences

University of Oxford

12 months
7125 GBP/year
7125 GBP/year
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This Translational Health Sciences course offered at the University of Oxford takes an interdisciplinary and applied approach to the challenges of implementing innovations and research discoveries in a health care setting. Can be studied full or part-time.


About this course

Utilising innovations to meet healthcare needs is a global imperative – and one that can only become more urgent as demands on our health care systems increase. This applied MSc course brings robust, interdisciplinary and practice-based approaches to addressing the challenges of research translation.

Our key focus will be theory and method in the ‘downstream’ phases of translational health sciences – that is, the human, organisational and societal issues that influence the adoption, dissemination and mainstreaming of research discoveries. You can expect to gain a coherent overview of how different academic disciplines can inform problem-solving and guide action in translational health sciences, along with a rigorous interdisciplinary training to further develop your intellectual and research skills.

The Translational Health Sciences course offered at the University of Oxford is ideal for researchers who want to study scientific and technological innovation in a healthcare setting and research managers looking to run clinical trials or promote the uptake of research findings. It will also assist entrepreneurs (from industry or the public sector) who seek to improve patient care through innovation and policymakers (local and national) wishing to support research and its translation to improve services. For students interested in undertaking doctoral research, the MSc will prepare them to apply for a DPhil in translational health sciences. We expect all students to have some relevant past experience in a work environment.

Programme Structure

The following options are available to choose from:

  • Behavioural Science and Complex Interventions
  • Economics and Regulation in Translational Science
  • Ethics and Justice in Translational Science
  • Health Organisations and Policy
  • Patients, Citizens & the Politics of Evidence
  • Healthcare Evaluation and Research Impact
  • Technological Innovation and Digital Health
  • Translational Science and Global Health.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
  • Successful completion of a professional training course or professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field may also be considered.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.

Successful applicants should:

  • be able to combine intensive classroom learning with the application of the principles and practices of clinical epidemiology within the workplace;
  • have a good working knowledge of email, internet, word processing and other Microsoft Office applications, and the ability to learn new software packages (ie virtual learning environment, reference management); and
  • show evidence of the ability to commit time to study and an employer's commitment to make time available to study, complete course work and attend course and university events and modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7125 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /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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