University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Clinical Science (Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, TMAT)

Each student has a customised programme; the course includes formal teaching in a wide range of translational and pharmacological skills, and a project which takes proof-of-concept studies in cell or animal systems forward to proof-of-concept studies in humans; all students have the opportunity for hands-on exposure to the design and conduct of experimental medicine studies investigating the therapeutic potential of new drugs, in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Entry requirements

2 academic references; applicants need to include transcripts; an English language score report (if English is not the applicant's 1st language); and personal reference (only if the applicant wishes to be considered for funding from the Cambridge trusts or gates).

Course modules

Modules include: basic pharmacology; clinical pharmacology; additional statistics; medical statistics; statistics for medical journals; epidemiology; clinical drug development; pharmacogenetics; research governance and ethical aspects; practical aspects of clinical research; clinical trials; sample size issues; optional modules: primary care modules.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 27,792 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,262 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 9,288 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 18,732 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

TMAT admissions