University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Translational Medical Sciences

The programme offers generic or specialist training in Diagnostic Technologies, Molecular Medicine, or Molecular Pathology. Translational Medical Sciences are those which offer scientific knowledge and technological expertise that can be directly translated to clinical or industrial environments. Students engage directly with academic, clinical and industrial partners, to gain up-to-date knowledge of the science and technology underpinning innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the management of patients. The programme is designed to provide rigorous, practical training in research methodology and in the application of specific research techniques to clinical problems and the scientific questions raised by them. Teaching methods include: lectures; interactive workshops; tutorials/small-group teaching; practical demonstrations; laboratory work; visits to working labs; e-learning; and a dissertation project.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours equivalent in a biomedical science or a medical (MBChB/MBBS), veterinary (BVMS) or dental (BDS) degree from an institution recognised by the University Court. Applications will normally be considered for entry to the generic programme in the 1st instance, with the option of transferring to a specialism, subject to performance in the core course in evidence-based medicine and research. Applicants with alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Modules include: evidence-based medicine and research; research methodologies course; dissertation project. Specialisms include: diagnostics; molecular medicine; molecular pathology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a variety of methods, including essays, a written exam, oral presentations, and a final dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Full-time - 4 months
Full-time - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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