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


  MRes: One year full-time

  PgCert: Five months


UK/EU application deadline: 24 August

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


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

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 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.



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

 Tuition Fees*

2020 UK/EU:

  • Full-time MRes: £13,000
  • Full-time MSc: £10,500
  • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma: £7,250
  • Full-time Postgraduate Certificate: £3,750

2020 Non-EU (International):

  • Full-time MRes: £22,500
  • Full-time MSc: £21,000
  • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma: £16,000
  • Full-time Postgraduate Certificate: £8000

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


Students may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more

Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 16:38