Taught course

Translational Biomedical Research

University of Cambridge · Department of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High 2:1 Honours Degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research was a top rated masters course by overall satisfaction in student feedback in the University in 2017-18. Testimonials from former students highlight the excellence of the research they have been involved in and the unique and supportive environment of the course and the University. The course is designed to provide graduates with a grounding in the methods and practical application of translational research.

The core of the course consists of small-group work by leading academics and teachers. Students then apply their skills and knowledge to a research placement in a world-class laboratory environment. The course covers the fundamentals of biomedical research with a particular emphasis on experimental medicine and rare diseases.

The main aims of the course are:

  • to give students exposure to the breadth of translational research and develop an area of research interest
  • to generate a hypothesis and apply contemporary research tools to answer important clinical research questions
  • to inspire students to become the next generation of future leaders in translational research

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    22 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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