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One year full-time

Application Deadline

For your best chance to secure a place on this course apply by 30 June 2020, if places are available the course will remain open for applications.


St George's, University of London

Start dates

September 2020

Join the exciting, fast and interdisciplinary field of Translational Medicine and use cutting-edge research to develop new medicines, diagnostic tools or community practices.  

MSc: Become a self-reliant scientist 

Completing our MSc will help you develop into a confident and self-reliant scientist with extensive knowledge and understanding of translational science. You’ll be equipped for both academic study at a doctoral level, as well as for a career in research and development.  

MRes: Graduate as a resourceful researcher 

Our MRes is designed to turn you into a competent and resourceful researcher. It gives you the opportunity to pursue a range of extended research and technological skills, from developing an extended translational research project to gaining an advanced understanding of the fundamentals of genetics and genomics, and learning about the technology used in biomedical or translational research. 

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Tuition fees

2020 UK/EU

  • Full-time MRes: £13,000

  • Full-time MSc: £10,500

2020 Non-EU (International)

  • Full-time MRes: £22,500

  • Full-time MSc: £21,000

*Fees are reviewed on an annual basis for each year of entry.

For more information, see our fees and funding.

This is the entry criteria for the 2020/21 academic year: 

  • undergraduate degree or equivalent

  • international qualifications

  • English language requirement.

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry.

Experience of the research process and/or completion of an undergraduate dissertation is essential. 

We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. 

We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries and use to UKNARIC to assess. Please see our International Student Support pages for more information. If you have any questions, you can contact us at

English language requirement

For details on English Language requirements, please see here. This is a Group 1 course.

You can choose to study Translational Medicine at an MSc or MRes level.

Your modules will be delivered in lectures, tutorials, presentations, discussions, online activities.

MSc modules

On the MSc, you will study 7 taught modules, and then complete a 3-month research project. The MSc course will equip you for academic study and a career in research and development.

View the MSc module guide.

A table of the Translational Medicine MSc modules.

MRes modules 

As the MRes has a greater focus on research, you’ll study four core taught modules during the first part of the year, with the remaining time focused entirely on project work. This course is designed to turn you into a resourceful researcher.

View the MRes module guide.

A table of the Translational Medicine MRes modules.

Our postgraduate courses in Translational Medicine equip graduates with expertise in bench-to-bedside pathways, genomic diagnostics and data analysis.

The MRes emphasises research and prepares you for transition to a PhD-level programme or to work in research and development in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting. 

By providing practical research experience and training in drug development, genomic diagnostics and data analysis, our Translational Medicine MRes equips you with skills that are in great demand in the life sciences sector. 

Access career pathways 

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have helped us design the programme. This means you’ll be equipped with expertise in the relevant bioscience and bench-to-bedside development pathways. You’ll also gain technical knowledge to prepare you for a PhD-level programme and to participate in research and development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology settings.  

Address the skills shortage

According to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, there is currently a skills shortage in translational medicine which requires complex understanding to bridge the gap between bench and bedside.

How to apply

Before beginning your application please check the entry criteria of the course you wish to study to ensure you meet the required standards.

Applications must be submitted through our online application system, which you can access below.


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Access our online application system

  1. Select the relevant application link and create an account: 

  2. Once you've created an account, you will then be able to complete the application form and upload any relevant documents. You can save a partly completed form and return to it later. Please make sure you complete all sections. Please make sure that the information you provide is accurate, including the options you select in menus.

  3. Add to your address book to ensure you do not miss any important emails from us.

  4. When you have checked that your application is complete and accurate, click ‘submit’.

You can track your application through your online account.

Guidance for completing your references

When completing your application, you will be asked to provide contact details of two referees. Please ensure these details are accurate. As soon as you have submitted your application, your referees will be contacted by the university asking them to upload a reference to your online application.

One must be a recent academic reference. The other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference. They should cover your suitability for the course and your academic ability.

Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself.

We will send reminder emails to your referees but it is your responsibility to ensure that contact details are correct and referees are available to submit a reference. References should be uploaded within two weeks of making your application.

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One year full-time

Application Deadline

For your best chance to secure a place on this course apply by 30 June 2020, if places are available the course will remain open for applications.

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