Research course

Translational Medicine

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

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

These courses have been designed with input from the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry and 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.

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.

PGCert and PGDip

Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma degrees in Translational Medicine are available that are shorter and cover a subset of the full-length degree components.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 3897 2032