Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Translational Medicine

This course provides graduates with the research rigour, the innovation culture and the leadership skills to be at the forefront of this translational revolution and so develop a cohort of appropriately qualified scientific medical/dental and veterinary graduates. A novel aspect of the programme will be the involvement of the bio-industry, through a series of seminars, tutorials and Masterclasses, allowing students to be exposed to innovation, business, management and entrepreneurial aspects of translational medicine.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant biological subject is required. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications (MBBS, BDS or BVSc) or experience will be considered on an individual basis. Intercalating students are encouraged. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Semester 1: genomics, cell biology and human disease; research translational: from concept to commercialisation. Semester 2: Students choose one of the following research streams with the indicated specialist modules: cancer (cancer biology; translational cancer medicine); Cardiovascular medicine (cardiovascular biology and disease; translational cardiovascular medicine); Infection and immunity (infection and immunity; inflammation: from cell to clinic); Research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of oral presentations and written assignments. The research project is written up as a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University Belfast are offering a limited number of studentships to cover international fees only for a one year full time Masters commencing October 2013.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Postgraduate & Professional Development Office
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028 9097 2615