St George’s, University of London

London South  United Kingdom

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of postgraduate courses across health, medicine and science that are designed to advance your career. St George’s accomplished alumni include historical pioneers such as Edward Jenner, whose groundbreaking work contributed to the eradication of smallpox, to more recent alumni such as Professor Hannah Valantine (MBBS), first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity at the National Institute of Health in Washington, DC. Based in a major teaching hospital, students are immersed in a professional environment from day one. You can walk from lecture theatre to laboratory to hospital ward or clinic with ease, placing students in a unique position to experience what their future working lives hold. By studying with us, you will join a passionate community that is making a difference.

Why study at St George’s, University of London?

We are listed as one of the top 125 universities in the world for Clinical & Health by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

Our research informs World Health Organization policies and transforms the lives of people around the globe.

As a small and specialist institution, you will join a welcoming environment where academics, researchers, clinicians and students work closely alongside each other.


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ranked in the UK for Graduate Prospects - On Track (Complete University Guide 2024)

London South  United Kingdom

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Medicine (26) Politics & Government (30) Nursing & Health (27) Biological Sciences (4) Social Work (32) Education (11) History & Archaeology (19) Law (22) Philosophy (28) Psychology (31)

About St George’s, University of London

St George’s is tackling today’s health challenges head-on. Our internationally recognised research delivers cutting-edge scientific discovery, directly helping patients and London’s diverse community. Our close links with local healthcare trusts, particularly St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, places us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. We're continuing to strengthen the global connections that build on our successes and multiply our impact, forging new partnerships and collaborations around the world.

Graduating with a degree from St George’s opens a world of opportunities. We’re focused on making sure your skills and experience stand out to employers, with our curriculum that reflects current practice. St George’s graduates go onto work in a wide variety of careers across medicine, science and healthcare, both clinical and non-clinical. From cutting edge and innovative biomedical research, to improving access and care for patients and to addressing today’s global health challenges in policy and leadership roles. Our community of students, staff and alumni continue to pioneer our mission of improving health.

We are dedicated to transforming people’s lives in the UK and around the world and offer several postgraduate scholarships for outstanding students each year. Whether you’re a recent university graduate, a current student who wishes to intercalate, or a professional looking to pursue further study, you will want to consider studying at the UK’s specialist health university for your postgraduate degree.

London has been consistently ranked as the best student city in the world in the QS rankings. Being independent members of University of London, our students can access the impressive Senate House Library and Bloom@Senate study spaces in Bloomsbury.

Based in the vibrant neighbourhood of Tooting, in South West London, we are both part of a global city and a thriving local community with excellent transport links.

I decided to study at St George’s because it was a specialist Medical University, and an excellent research facility. I thought it had a great reputation, and I would have access to world leading experts in their field. I thoroughly enjoyed all of my modules, and the flexibility in the modules that I could choose. St George’s has been instrumental in developing my career. It has improved my confidence in my ability, and given me skills and tools that I can use for the rest of my career. I also met inspiring researchers, academics, and professionals, which I would never of had the opportunity to meet in my normal professional life. This year I have worked in Ukraine with an NGO developing secondary healthcare provisions, and strengthening healthcare systems. I am now currently employed at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, in HIV research. Focusing on curative research for HIV.

I decided to do my intercalation at St George’s, especially for the MSc in Global Health, because of the specialist pathways available. I didn’t see many other courses providing that flexibility. I love this course so much. The discussions in modules and the support from the academics has made this year such an incredible experience. I completely recommend it!

The Global Health course at St George’s is a remarkable opportunity that can inspire you to make a positive impact on the world. This course explores global health challenges from multiple perspectives, including biomedical, humanities, and ethics. Being a part of this course, you gain a deep understanding of the complex health challenges faced by communities across the globe and develop innovative solutions to address them. This course encourages you to think creatively, work collaboratively, and make a meaningful difference in people's lives. If you are looking for an inspiring and fulfilling experience that can transform your life and the lives of others, the Global Health course at St George’s is the perfect choice for you.

I worked in general cardiology screening football teams in São Paulo and in the Rio Olympic games as a volunteer doctor, and wanted to learn more about sports cardiology. Dr Papadakis and Professor Sharma were a huge influence in choosing St George's because they are experts in this area. It also helps to have the hospital here; we do the clinics and I have all the access to patients.

This course has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the role of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) and honed my skills and knowledge to become a more well-rounded person which will aid me in the future, practicing as an ACP.

There is a very personal feel to the Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) programme, with lots of interaction and support from faculty in all the modules. The other students are also very friendly and inclusive.

I work for an ambulance trust and in primary care as a senior paramedic, so advanced practice was a natural move for me. It can feel like a pretty intimidating step up at times, but the support we've had at St George's has been fantastic, and I've really enjoyed the course. The course design and content is genuinely engaging and relevant, and it's delivered by an expert and approachable faculty.

I signed up to the MSc thinking I would learn a lot of clinical skills but soon realised that advanced practice is more than clinical skills - it's a new way to approach things. The lecturers are very approachable and empathetic to the work-life balance that the course demands. It has been challenging for me at times but the course material and seeing its direct application at work has kept me going. This course has made it possible for me to move into a new role where I am enjoying trying the new skills while growing the service.

The MSc has been an incredible journey of transformation. Working closely with a diverse group of peers has not only enhanced my learning but also broadened my perspective on clinical practice across various professional contexts. The faculty's engaging teaching techniques have consistently fostered critical thinking and encouraged a broader, more expansive understanding of clinical practice. For those looking to progress their careers in advanced clinical practice I couldn’t recommend this course more.

The Biomedical Science MRes has given me a solid foundation for my research career, providing me with the necessary skills and knowledge for scientific research. This has been an invaluable asset that has helped me to progress to a PhD programme funded by the MRC. I am looking to further my research in the field of mitochondrial diseases and transgenic mouse models, knowing that I can always refer back to the structural framework that was built during the MSc.

Doing a Masters in Translational Medicine enabled me to gain expertise in molecular biology, bioinformatics, and genomics. Undertaking a 6-months research project allowed me to cultivate essential laboratory skills to become a more confident and competent researcher in cell and molecular biology. The course director and other module leads are super friendly and supportive of their students learning. Doing this course opened a prosperous working opportunity for me at Freeline Therapeutics with an excellent career development path in bioinformatics.

I think that the field of Translational Medicine is extremely interesting and lets you combine wet-lab work with clinical practice, giving a more polyhedric aspect to research. What I enjoyed the most about studying it was the possibility of acquiring competency and being exposed to different branches of this incredible medicine field. Gaining new knowledge in genetics, bioinformatics, personalised medicine techniques, and clinical trials has been helpful to understand what I most liked about this field and where I wanted to continue with my career. I strongly recommend undertaking this course for the variety of taught programs as well as research projects it offers.

I strongly believe the Translational Medicine field is an excellent area for any individual who has a desire to further explore the vast potential that science and medicine have to offer. The MSc has opened my eyes to many areas of research such as personalised medicine, genomics, clinical trials, drug discovery and development, and population health. The professors and staff were incredible. Each one provided expertise in their respective field and allowed me to acquire a new perspective in the field of translational medicine on how to make an impact and take something from bench to bedside.

I enjoyed the opportunity to really develop my laboratory skills here with an amazing and supportive group. I was able to focus on what I enjoyed most, and working with an excellent supervisor has really helped me develop my skills and passion for virology.

I strongly recommend applying for this course if you are enthusiastic about undertaking an independent cancer research project. Completing this course opens up a wide range of career opportunities, whether you plan to pursue a PhD or wish to find a career in academia or industry.

The course has been enlightening and has deepened my understanding from a clinical perspective. The lectures and support are exceptional, offering invaluable insights into the field of neuroscience. The clinical placement opportunity is particularly enriching, allowing us to apply classroom knowledge in real-life settings and connect with clinical professionals for a deeper understanding. I am truly grateful for this experience and eager to continue learning and developing in the field of neuroscience.

I love the depth of understanding the course provides for the curriculum, allowing me to explore the latest advancements in neurology and psychiatry. The hands-on practical opportunities provide an invaluable real-world experience that's preparing me for an impactful career in mental health.

As St George’s students’ study in a specialist university hospital, I felt that I could learn from not only textbook knowledge but also clinical practice. Every day, we can learn from experts who are currently working in the hospital. It can help us better understand how to deal with patients in a reality setting which prepares us better for future careers.

My favourite part of the Genomic Medicine course was interacting with many different healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds such as GPs, nurses, and other allied healthcare workers. This resulted in an enriched learning experience, which in combination with the number of modules available within the course gave me a richer understanding of how genomics is being applied across the NHS.

The module leads and lecturers were so knowledgeable and approachable; the passion for their subjects was obvious. The modules were very well structured with plenty of resources available which aided the embedding of knowledge and understanding.

I learned laboratory skills, basic bioinformatics, genetic counselling, and ethical reasoning skills; all of which helped boost my profile in medical genetics and made me more confident in applying to PhD positions and to the STP in genomics by the NHS.

If you have a passion for genomics, this course is for you. It is extremely flexible and suits people of all professions, from doctors to pharmacists to newly graduated students looking to further their education. The professors are amazing and very helpful, and the course is designed to make you as prepared as possible for whatever field you would like to specialise in.

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St George’s, University of London

London South

United Kingdom