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Precision Medicine (with Specialisms)

12 months
Duration
25980 GBP/year
10050 GBP/year
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About

The Precision Medicine (with Specialisms) programme of the University of Glasgow is designed to directly meet research demands in the NHS, industry and academia where there is a need for scientists with both biological knowledge and the computational, statistical, analytical, and practical skills to drive precision medicine.

Overview

Why this programme

  • Be a part of the next generation of scientists responsible for creating new diagnostic tests and new tailored therapies to aid earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment for patients suffering from cancer, cardiovascular or inflammatory disease.
  • With the Precision Medicine (with Specialisms) programme of the University of Glasgow you can study specialisms in cancer, cardiovascular or inflammatory disease.
  • Focus on employability skills, precision diagnostics / therapeutics and 'big data'. 
  • Seminars from world class leaders in field from around the world, including academics, industry experts, and NHS experts (e.g. Professor Calum MacRae, Ken Sutherland, Harper van Steenhouse, David Brunton, Marian McNeil, Claire Orange, Prof Dame Dominiczak, Prof Andrew Biankin, Professor Iain McInnes, etc)
  • Gain skills and experience to allow you to become an outstanding researcher in this field, working towards pre-emptive, predictive, personalised and participatory medicine.
  • Be part of developing new diagnostic tests and new tailored therapies to aid earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment for patients suffering from cancer, cardiovascular disease or inflammatory disease. 
  • Expand your understanding of these diseases to enable the identification of the molecular causes and ultimately support the development of novel, more precisely targeted treatments in these areas.
  • Utilise cutting-edge facilities, research and teaching experience at the University of Glasgow and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
  • Advantage of being at the centre of several important centres for precision medicine including Stratified Medicine Scotland, Innovation Centre, Imaging Centre of Excellence and Sir Henry Wellcome Functional Genomics Facility.
  • Experience a true representation of what goes on in the field of Precision Medicine that directly links back to the patients’ needs since these centres and facilities are currently used by industry, academia and the NHS.
  • Precision Medicine is a multi-billion pound industry globally and Scotland is a pioneering nation in this field because of our 'triple helix' links to the NHS, academia and industry partnership, giving you great networking and career options.

Career prospects

This programme will provide an excellent background for those looking to establish a career in biomedical research in academia, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in the precision medicine field and clinical sciences in the NHS.

Other opportunities lie in the area of clinical trials and research management.

Students gain training to work in “wet” or “dry” laboratories. The programme offers a laboratory skills course which will equip students with the basic research skills they need to work in a “wet” laboratory setting and training in bioinformatics to equip students with necessary skills for the data sciences or computational sectors.

Students also have the opportunity to do projects in the research institutes of their chosen specialism.

Example job titles include:

  • research associate
  • project manager
  • trainee clinical vascular scientist (NHS)
  • medical recruiter, scientist - IPS cells
  • data scientist
  • research practitioner (NHS)
  • medical writer
  • field application scientist

Some graduates have went on to study for PhDs in fields such as medicine (inflammation and repair), biotechnology, precision medicine, immunology, and cardiovascular science. One or two graduates have also progressed on to graduate entry routes to medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Precision Diagonostics and Therapeutics
  • Research Skills for Precision Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Hallmarks of Cancer
  • Clinical Aspects of CVD: Patients and Populations
  • Pharmacogenomics & Molecular Medicine - Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme would primarily target life science or medical science graduates. Students with an interest in precision medicine who have a background in chemical sciences, physics, mathematics, computing or pharmacy may also be interested.
  • In exceptional circumstances, other science graduates or bioscience graduates with an ordinary degree may be eligible, on demonstration of appropriate postgraduate professional experience.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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