Taught course

Neuroscience and Translational Medicine

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first degree in a related subject. If you are a recent graduate in medicine, pharmacy or biomedical science, you are more likely to want to follow the full-time MSc programme. If you are a medical graduate, dentistry graduate, pharmacist or nurse, or scientist in the public or private sector, and are currently employed, the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma may appeal more to you, if you want a shorter programme of study, more compatible with full-time professional activity. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of physicians and scientists able to successfully transfer scientific neurological discoveries from the bench to the bedside. The course emphasizes a true translational approach by teaching basic science in an academic environment, involving you in current research techniques and also offering the opportunity to meet patients suffering from neurological diseases.

The topics covered range from drug design and development to clinical application, providing training and essential skills for translational research. The clinical component is unique to this course and ties together the scientific, clinical and personal aspects of neurological disease.

This programme will give you a thorough training in the main concepts and methods of translational medicine, with a particular focus on unmet needs in diseases of the nervous system and the challenge of developing better therapies. At the end of your studies you will have a detailed knowledge of the drug discovery and development process, and of clinical trial design and methodology and the regulatory environment.

The formal teaching includes lectures, seminars, clinical workshops and a research project. Our lecturers are specialists in their field and are pre-clinical scientists and clinicians. There are also invited speakers for you to meet and learn from - leading researchers from other UK or international academic institutions and senior scientists from the pharmaceutical industry.

This programme will:

  • Give you a thorough grounding in the principles underlying translational medicine
  • Focus on diseases of the nervous system and developing better therapies
  • Teach you to understand the principles of laboratory methodologies applied to clinical trials
  • Give you an understanding of the steps involved in developing and implementing new treatments and how to apply this knowledge in your professional role.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
? months

Course contact details

Mr Surinder Pal
+44 (0)20 7882 8605