St George’s, University of London

Translational research is an exciting and rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. It focuses on using new research findings from the laboratory and other research contexts to develop new medicines, diagnostic tools or community practices.

Our Translational Medicine Master’s courses are ideal for students with a relevant undergraduate degree who want to train for a career in translational science 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. All taught components are available as standalone professional development modules.

The MSc Translational Medicine will help you develop into a confident and self-reliant scientist with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices of translational science. It will equip you with ideal preparation for both academic study at doctoral level and for a career in research and development.

The MRes Translational Medicine has been specifically designed to help you develop into a competent and resourceful researcher who is skilled at self-directed learning, development of research strategies, laboratory investigation, data analysis and scientific communication. You will have the opportunity to pursue an extended translational research project, 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 programme has been designed with input from the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and will equip you with an expert understanding of the relevant bioscience and ‘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 in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology setting.

Entry requirements

Students need to have completed at least the first three years of their MBBS programme before they enrol onto our iMSc courses, and they need to have passed each of these three years at first attempt.

Closing date

1 June 2021