Translational medicine is the multidisciplinary effort to exploit discoveries in basic research to improve health, by developing new therapies, diagnostics and community practices.

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MG 5435


  MRes: One year full-time

  PgCert: Seven months


UK/EU application deadline: 24 August 2018

Non-UK/EU (International) application deadline: 17 August 2018


  UK, EU, and non-EU (international) citizens may apply

Translational research in medicine is an exciting and rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. It focuses on taking new research findings from the laboratory and other research contexts and using them to develop effective advances in healthcare as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our Translational Medicine modules are ideal for people with a relevant undergraduate degree who want to train for a career in translational research 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.

The MRes Translational Medicine will help you develop into a confident and self-reliant researcher who is skilled at self-directed learning, laboratory investigation, data analysis and scientific communication. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a translational research programme, 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, ‘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 of a pharmaceutical/biotechnology setting.

Scholarships available for 2018 entry

*Terms and conditions: There are nine scholarships available for this course (starting September 2018), which will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. All applicants will automatically be considered upon submitting an application, but must have achieved a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree and meet all entry criteria.


  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Expertise epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital

 Tuition Fees*

2018 UK/EU:

  • Full-time MRes: £12,500
  • Full-time PgCert: £3,500

2018 Non-EU (International):

  • Full-time MRes: £22,000
  • Full-time PgCert: £6,400

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


Students may be eligible for:

  • A £3,000 scholarship towards tuition. All applicants will be considered automatically upon submitting an application. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
  • A Postgraduate Loan. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information visit
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more

What does ‘subject to validation’ mean?

Validation is the process by which the University approves a new course to ensure that it meets the high standards required by the Senate of St George’s, University of London. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated, we will do our best to offer you an alternative course at the University. The final outcome of the University's validation process will be known by August 2018.

Last Updated: Friday, 15 June 2018 10:22