M.Sc. Blended

Experimental and Translational Therapeutics

24 months
7695 GBP/year
1870 GBP/year
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The Department of Oncology and the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford offer the part-time MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics, bringing together some of Oxford's leading clinicians and scientists to deliver an advanced modular programme designed for those in full-time employment.


Oxford has made a major contribution to modern molecular medicine and Oxford’s senior scientists have provided significant insights to our understanding of cancer, diabetes, and cardiac, haematological and infectious diseases. There is an opportunity to harness these advances and translate them into therapeutic benefits for patients.

The MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics at the University of Oxford draws on the world class research and teaching in experimental therapeutics at the University of Oxford and aims to provide you with the necessary training and practical experience to enable you to understand the principles that underpin clinical research, and to translate that understanding into good clinical and research practice.

The programme will appeal to health professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • qualified doctors 
  • specialist registrars in clinical pharmacology or in training for other medical sub-specialities 
  • clinical research fellows
  • pharmacists 
  • nurses 
  • graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry or in academic clinical trials

The MSc is a part-time course consisting of six modules and a research project and dissertation. The programme is normally completed in two to three years, but up to a maximum of four years may be taken. You will be a full member of the University of Oxford and matriculated as a member of a college.

Programme Structure

The six modules are:

  • The Structure of Clinical Trials and Experimental Therapeutics 
  • Drug Development, Pharmacokinetics and Imaging 
  • Pharmacodynamics, Biomarkers and Personalised Therapy 
  • Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions, and Pharmacovigilance 
  • How to do Research on Therapeutic Interventions: Protocol Preparation 
  • Biological Therapeutics

Key information


  • 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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a biological science or medical science subject, including pharmacy and nursing, or an equivalent level of demonstrable understanding and competence as a result of training.
  • Professional experience may be accepted as a substitute for a relevant undergraduate degree where an equivalent level of understanding and competence can be demonstrated.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7695 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7695 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1870 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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