Research course (will run subject to approval)

Translational Medicine

St George's, University of London · Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education

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Entry requirements

You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application).

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours from a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland (or an international equivalent).

Unfortunately we do not consider professional and/or work-based qualifications to be academic, therefore these are not accepted for entry in place of recognised academic qualifcation.

Months of entry


Course content

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

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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must sit and pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 7 overall and no less than 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent test to the same standard.

Test certificates must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the test more than twice in one year will not be considered.

Fees and funding

Students may be eligible for:

  • 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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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