Taught course

Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MResPGCert

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • biomedical sciences
  • medical sciences
  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • biochemical sciences
  • pharmacological sciences
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • veterinary medicine

This must be from a recognised university.

We will also consider candidates with Upper Second degrees in a relevant analytical, physical or computing science area. Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience may be accepted as qualification for entry for applicants with a Lower Second or equivalent.

We do not require previous research experience or a developed research proposal from applicants.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities. Intercalating students must have satisfactorily completed Years 1 to 3 of the MBChB. For St Andrews students, this includes the 3-year course and the following year in Manchester (Year 3 of the Manchester course).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Master of Research (MRes) in Translational Medicine will give you the research skills you need to use state-of-the-art biotechnologies to rapidly translate disease research into improved clinical healthcare.

Our understanding of the molecular basis of disease and drug mechanisms has improved dramatically in recent years, yet there is a distinct shortage of individuals able to apply this knowledge into effective clinical benefit. The core aim is to train the next generation of scientists able to 'fast-track' biological and scientific data into advanced therapies and diagnostics tools.

With advances in technology, graduates are faced with heightened expectations to conduct effective bioscience research. Employers demand skillsets with biological, medical, physical and computational characteristics, and our course is designed to provide this breadth of training.

You will learn omics skills and techniques such as genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Our training in metabolomic techniques is novel for a UK course, while our teaching on the integration of different omic platforms and data in a systems medicine strategy is also unique.

The MRes course consists of four taught units - which together make up the PGCert - plus an extended 35-week project that can be undertaken at the University, the Manchester Cancer Research Centre or a teaching hospital in Greater Manchester.

You can choose from a range of projects covering areas such as the use of gene expression profiling, proteomics, metabolomics, stem cell research, tissue culture or pharmacogenetics in the biology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, stroke or diabetes.

Completing our course will open up a route into PhD research. You may also pursue a career in academia or the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, or as a clinical academic.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 5439