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The award
MRes

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Translational Medicine at Queen's University Belfast

Translational Medicine takes bioscience research knowledge and applies it to the delivery of 21st-century health care.

There is an increasing need for graduates who can undertake basic and clinical research, and translate it into improved medical treatments for patients.

This research-intensive Master's by Research (MRes) will equip you with the rigorous research skills, and the innovation and the leadership skills to be at the forefront of meeting this global need.

Translational Medicine highlights

The strong links between us and the biotech and biopharmaceutical sectors provides a stimulating translational environment, while also expanding your career opportunities.

Global Opportunities

  • Our new partnership gives you the chance to study in the USA.The new Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology - National Cancer Institute Doctoral Training Programme in Precision Cancer Medicine gives you the opportunity, to undertake your research at an international powerhouse for cancer research, the National Cancer Institute in Washington.

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • We have an international reputation in this area, achieved through:high-impact peer review publicationssignificant international research funding,the establishment of successful spin-out companies.

 Translational Medicine is the crucial bridge that allows basic research findings to be translated into new strategies that will improve delivery of 21st century healthcare.

We have an international reputation in translational medicine, achieved through the recognised metrics of high impact peer review publications, significant international research funding, the generation of novel intellectual property and successful spin-out companies.

Professor Mark Lawler
Dean of Education, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, QUB.

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI)£5,500England, Scotland or Wales (GB)£5,500Other (non-UK) EU£5,500International£19,600

All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2018-19 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Translational Medicine costs

Students have the option to hire a locker, at a cost of £5 per student per year.

How do I fund my study?

From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

More information on funding options and financial assistance.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

* information shown is for 2017-18 and should be used as a guide until 2018-19 scholarships are confirmed.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements

Graduate
A 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 Applicants

Intercalating medical and dental students within QUB will also be considered if they have successfully completed the third year of their course at first attempt and achieved at least an upper second class honours standard. Intercalating applicants should also ensure they have permission to intercalate from either the Director for Medical Education or Dentistry as appropriate.

An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate must be ranked in the top half of their year cohort to have their application considered. Applicants must have passed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

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.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), 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.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

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