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Course summary

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.


As the MRes has a greater focus on research, you’ll study four core taught modules during the first part of the year, with the remaining time focused entirely on project work. This course is designed to turn you into a resourceful researcher. Semester 1 Case Studies in Drug Discovery and Development (15 credits) Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics (15 credits) Research Methods and Management (15 credits) Research Project (105 credits across all 3 semesters) Semester 2 Big Data in Biomedicine (30 credits) Research Project (105 credits across all 3 semesters) Semester 3 Research Project (105 credits across all 3 semesters)

How to apply

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours from a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14000* Whole course
Northern Ireland £14000* Whole course
Scotland £14000* Whole course
Wales £14000* Whole course
EU £24250 Whole course
International £24250 Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Information on our PG Scholarships can be found on our website:

Translational Medicine at St George's, University of London - UCAS