Precision medicine and pharmacological innovation holds huge potential in the timely development of new treatments for human disease. It is among the most important concepts to emerge in 21st century clinical science and will be a crucial component of the global drive to increase the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of new treatments. This new taught postgraduate Precision Medicine course from Universities of Glasgow draws on the current and future needs of the Life Sciences sector, to create a highly skilled workforce and is being developed in conjunction with the industrial partners of the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC). It harnesses Scotland’s strengths in stratified medicine, clinical trials, bioinformatics and pharmacogenomics to provide focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with grounding in the essential skills required to design, execute and evaluate modern clinical interventions.
Why study the Precision Medicine course from the Universities of Glasgow?
- Students will be given the unique opportunity to undertake an industry placement as their main project. This fantastic opportunity will be offered by partner commercial organisations/companies and universities.
- The programme will cover aspects of commercial innovation and entrepreneurial skills, together with the principles which underpin the emerging science at the interface between genetics and pharmacology.
- Students on the programme will undergo theoretical and practical training in state-of-the-art research processes, enabling an appreciation of how to apply novel stratified approaches, together with clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of future clinical research and therapeutic practice.
- Students will also gain an understanding of statistical methods used to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of new treatments, and direct experience of how all of these techniques are applied by academic and industrial researchers in the development of new medicines.
- Following successful completion of the programme a joint master’s degree will be awarded.
- The five stakeholder universities, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Strathclyde, Dundee and Edinburgh are internationally recognised as leaders in biomedical research, hosting highly collaborative and productive groups with the requisite expertise in pharmacology, clinical trial methodology, pharmacogenomics, and life sciences. This vibrant environment, coupled with Scotland’s tradition of excellence in clinical research and significant recent investment in the new science of Stratified Medicine make it the ideal place to acquire the transferrable skills required for a successful and fulfilling career in 21st century biomedicine.
Graduates will be able to pursue careers in a variety of academic and industrial areas including clinical research, preclinical lab-based research, business development with expert knowledge in life sciences and bioinformatics/biostatistics.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Small molecule drug discovery
- Biological drug discovery
- Pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine.
- Introduction to bio-business
- Advanced bio-business
- New venture creation
- Regulation and governance of new therapies
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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Candidates must normally possess:
- at least a second class honours degree in Life Science or Pharmacy/Pharmacology from a university in the United Kingdom; or
- a qualification deemed by the Joint Management Committee to be equivalent to the above; and/or
- professional or industrial experience deemed appropriate by the Joint Management.
Please note that applications are considered incomplete and will not be sent to the reviewers until the following documents are uploaded.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
This programme is open for applicants domiciled in Scotland and the European Union.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.