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Medical Research & Innovation MSc/PgDip/PgCert


Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide individuals with the opportunity to explore and analyse the emerging trends in clinical innovation. This exciting field is developing rapidly and the programme aims to enhance student knowledge and skills to allow them to actively contribute to the rapidly evolving fields of diagnostics and medical device development and the management of clinical innovation.

The Programme has been developed in line with the needs of organisations in the life science and healthcare sectors and is built around a set of core modules and a variety of optional modules, allowing students to tailor their programme to meet their own educational needs and interests.

Graduates from the programme will be knowledgeable in the process of innovation, making them highly attractive to potential employers in research, industrial, commercial and healthcare establishments.

This course is for life science and healthcare graduates; individuals working in or hoping to work in the life science, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries.

The course has been developed to provide life science and healthcare graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills allowing them to contribute to the rapidly evolving fields of diagnostics, therapeutics, medical device development and the management of clinical innovation.

Distinctive features:

• The Programme has been developed in conjunction with industrial partners in the life science and healthcare sectors

• There is the opportunity to tailor the programme to meet your own educational needs and interests.

Structure

PgCert:

The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) consists of three Core modules (3 x 20 credits):

• Research Skills and Environment
• Innovation in the Clinical Sciences
• Clinical Research/Trials Management

Students who have obtained a minimum of 60 credits at Level 7, only where these include the award of credit for each of the core modules, shall be eligible EITHER to receive the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Research and Innovation OR to continue their studies towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Research and Innovation. 

PgDip:

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of six modules - the three Core modules (3 x 20 credits) from the PgCert plus a fourth Core module (20 credits) and a further 40 credits made up of Application and Specialisation option modules.

Core modules:

• Same modules as PgDip PLUS Data Analysis for Biomedical Research

Entry to the dissertation stage of the MSc in Medical Research and Innovation is dependent upon successful completion of the Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Research and Innovation (successful completion of 120 credits including credit for the all required/core modules) within the previous three years.  It is not possible to register at the outset for the MSc.

MSc:

The full MSc (Certificate, Diploma and dissertation stages) are completed part-time over three academic years. The MSc consists of 180 credits at level 7 (Masters level), of which 120 are contained in six ‘taught’ modules, and the remaining 60 credits are contained in the research dissertation project.

Core modules:

• Same modules as PgDip PLUS Dissertation: Medical Research and Innovation.

The dissertation, which shall normally be of not more than 20,000 words and supported by such other material as may be considered appropriate to the subject, shall embody the results of his/her period of project work. The subject of each student’s dissertation shall be approved by the Chair of the Board of Studies concerned or his/her nominee.

The dissertation shall be assigned 60 credits and, in combination with the taught stage(s), shall be weighted 50% for the purpose of calculating the final mark.

Teaching

All taught modules will be delivered online.  The programme is designed so that the learning outcomes are achievable through the combination of online learning and your application of the knowledge and skills gained within your current workplace – normally a laboratory, industrial or clinical/healthcare research setting.

Your studies will be supported by online learning materials, online tutor groups and discussions, formative assessments and feedback. All students will be assigned a personal tutor, who will support their academic development.

Career Prospects

Graduates from the programme will be skilled and knowledgeable in the whole process of innovation in the biomedical sciences, making them highly attractive to potential employers in research, industrial, commercial and healthcare establishments.
 

Visit the Medical Research & Innovation MSc/PgDip/PgCert page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally possess an initial degree in a relevant Life science (minimum 2(ii)), awarded by a recognised Institution. Relevant subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Professions Allied to Medicine, Bioscience, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computing, Medicine, or a cognate subject considered appropriate by the relevant Board of Studies or their nominee.Applicants whose first language is not English must satisfy the Cardiff University General Entrance Requirements including the English Language requirements.

Last Updated

03 July 2017

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