Ulster University

Ulster University

Stratified Medicine

Stratified Medicine, also known as Personalised Medicine, is at the cutting edge of a new era for medicine. Our ability to understand how genes, lifestyle and environment can influence disease promises to revolutionise healthcare practices. Stratified Medicine relies on using biomarkers (e.g. genes or protein) to stratify (or split) patients into specific groups for diagnosing or treating diseases. The ideals of Stratified Medicine will be realised with the development of technologies and systems to predict disease, select the best treatment, and reduce side effects for individual patients. This approach to streamline healthcare provides more accurate clinical decision making tools to identify 'the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time.'

Entry requirements

Students will be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters Course on an individual basis. Applicants should normally have gained: A BSc Honours or non-Honours degree with significant bioscience (or biostatistics) from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council; or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and evidence of competence in mathematics (GCSE grade C or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating relevant graduate qualities may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their proficiency in English through the achievement of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score (in the 4 bands of reading listening, speaking and writing) below 5.5.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be by 100 per cent coursework. The pass mark for the module and individual pieces of coursework is 50 per cent. Coursework will consist of online tests, discussions and assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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Life and Health Sciences
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