Programme description This programme will give you a thorough training in the main concepts and methods of translational medicine, with a particular focus on unmet needs in diseases of the nervous system and the challenge of developing better therapies. At the end of your studies you will have a detailed knowledge of the drug discovery and development process, and of clinical trial design and methodology and the regulatory environment.
The formal teaching includes lectures, seminars, clinical workshops and a research project. Our lecturers are specialists in their field and are pre-clinical scientists and clinicians. There are also invited speakers - leading researchers from other UK or international academic institutions and senior scientists from the pharmaceutical industry.
Programme outline The programme provides coverage of the following topics:
Mechanisms of disease and drug targets in the nervous system Unmet therapeutic needs in major disease areas in neurology Biomarkers of disease and their role in drug development Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology and bioinformatics Drug discovery Drug development Clinical trial design and regulatory requirements Intellectual property The first core module covers fundamental concepts in drug discovery and development, and continues with five special modules which cover comprehensively specific disease areas comprehensively. This programme is delivered on two half-days per week, throughout the academic year.
‘I have enjoyed many aspects of the Neuroscience and Translational Medicine course, especially meeting patients in a clinical setting while studying the diseases they suffer from. As we also learn about the drugs these patients are using, this ties together the scientific, clinical and personal aspects of these diseases wonderfully. As scientists who aim to research and develop novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases I feel this course with its varied modules and excellent lecturing staff has strengthened my existing knowledge and introduced me to new concepts of research and drug development pathways.’
“What makes this postgraduate programme unique from other programmes, is the first hand clinical experience gained in the different specialised modules. Understanding the clinical aspects of many neurological diseases has made it much easier to apply the scientific knowledge I have gained both in this programme and from my undergraduate degree. The team of clinicians and visiting lecturers associated with this programme, have made this a very interesting and challenging experience. I would definitely recommend this degree to anyone who is looking to pursue neuroscience at postgraduate level. “
QMUL works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!Chevening Scholarships are available for students from all nationalities.All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.There are two types of award on offer at QMUL:QMUL-Chevening Scholarships A large number of these awards will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards In addition to the QMUL-Chevening Scholarships, QMUL also supports an additional seventeen QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards. These awards are for specific academic departments and for particular courses, including 2 scholarships in The Blizard Institute (part of our School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country - Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended - Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK. - Have at least two years’ work experience For full eligibility criteria, please refer to the website
Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.In order to be considered for a QMUL-Chevening Partner Award, candidates are encouraged to place QMUL as their first choice university.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.
In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing and developed Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Each year QMUL welcomes a number of Master’s and PhD students on Commonwealth Scholarships – candidates study a diverse range of courses from Business and Finance, to Global Health, Human Rights Law, and Medical Microbiology.Scholars may study any subject but the course should have developmental relevance.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To apply for these scholarships, you must: - Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person - Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country - Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017 - By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application Deadline: 15 November 2016Please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship website for full application information.
HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.Applicants can choose from a wide range of study areas:Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:- tuition fees - pre-departure briefing from the British Council - arrival allowances - thesis allowances - a monthly allowance to cover living expenses.Scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories. - Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities listed below. - Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK). - Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year. - Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
- Applicants should complete the HESPAL application form in collaboration with their university, indicating which subject area(s) they wish to study. Applicants should specify at least three and up to to five UK HEIs in order of preference, but there is no guarantee they will be placed in one of these institutions. - Submit the HESPAL application to the home university in Palestine with all supporting documents attached. - Each applicant should submit an online application direct to each university that they wish to apply to and should attach a copy to the HESPAL application. The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 Janurary 2017
If you are a recent graduate in medicine, pharmacy or biomedical science, you are more likely to want to follow the full-time MSc programme.If you are a medical graduate, dentistry graduate, pharmacist or nurse, or scientist in the public or private sector, and are currently employed, the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma may appeal more to you if you want a shorter programme of study, more compatible with full-time professional activity.
MSc Home/EU £7,700 and Overseas £13,350; PGDip Home/EU £5,135 and Overseas £8,900; PGCert Home/EU £2,570 and Overseas £4,450
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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