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Translational Medical Sciences [MSc]

  • Full time available
  • Home/EU - £6800, International - £18200
  • September
  • MSc: 12mths full-time
  • MSc

Course Description

Overview

The programme has been developed to offer focused training that integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with the essential skills required to function in a range of clinical disciplines. The Masters in Translational Medical Sciences programme covers a wide variety of medically important disciplines, allowing students with the choice to specialise in subjects allied to medicine and clinical research, and to gain rigorous practical training. It provides a platform from which students will develop insight and understanding into different research methodologies, and determine how to apply these to clinical and biomedical research relevant to the health, academic or industrial sectors.

Key facts

• MSc: 12 months full-time;
• Contact: Gordon Ramage, email:

Why Glasgow

• Students will have access to state-of-the-art expertise in diagnostics, molecular medicine and molecular pathologies and technologies from scientists and clinicians.
• Research projects are delivered by leading experts in understanding disease mechanisms, or diagnosing or treating clinical conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular and infectious disease.
• This programme offers a high level of scientific training in clinical research methodology through interaction with guest lecturers from the NHS and the biotechnology industry.
• There are opportunities for generic training, or specialization in specific elements, e.g. Diagnostics, Molecular Medicine, or Molecular Pathology.
• Open to students with backgrounds in biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, allowing for cross-discipline interactions.
• A learning environment within an innovative purpose built centre of clinical excellence at Glasgow’s new Southern General Hospital.
• Participate and engage in the University of Glasgow’s rich history of research in biomedical and clinical sciences.
• Gain an insight and access to clinical research laboratories.
• You will gain expert practical, anaytical and communication skills, enabling you to work and develop within a number of challenging environments in subjects allied to medicine.
• You will work with experts from a range of medical and clinical disciplines as you learn the mechanisms and processes involved in Translational Medical Sciences.
• There are enhanced opportunities to access PhD funding and supervision. Glasgow’s School of Medicine provides an excellent interface between scientists and clinicians; not only within the School, but between the School and our Research Institutes, and between the School and clinicians in the local health service. Together with existing links between University researchers and those in industry, this makes the School of Medicine uniquely positioned to offer this programme.

Programme Structure

Our newly revised MSc programme will consist of four specialist choices, including a bespoke option:
• Diagnostic Technologies - Prof Eckersall http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/bahcm/staff/davideckersall/
• Molecular Medicine - Dr Andrew Hamilton http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/staff/andrewhamilton/
• Molecular Pathology - Dr Tomoko Ikawa http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/staff/tomokoiwata/
• Surgical Oncology Prof Donald McMillan http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/staff/donaldmcmillan/
• Bespoke – Prof Gordon Ramage http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/dental/staff/gordonramage/

This will be structured based on 4 compulsory courses and a project, which includes: Evidence based medicine in research, Translational medical research approaches, Applied research methodology, and Statistics.

You will then select options from a range of additional optional courses, depending on the specialism selected. These include: Advanced nucleic acid techniques, Molecular techniques in medicine, Molecular pathology, Frontiers in cancer sciences, Introduction to surgical oncology, Diagnostic science in action, Diagnostic techniques and devices, Translational biomarkers, Microbes in medicine, Translational immunology, Medical and research ethics, Clinical and research audit, Laboratory methodologies, plus others.

Dissertations can be based around laboratory research or data analysis, clinical audits or systematic literature reviews, and tailored to meet the interests of the student.

This programme is organisationally based within the School of Medicine, within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS), and will largely be taught by our staff from our School. Students’ will be taught primarily from the newly refurbished Lister building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Career Prospects

This masters degree will equip you for employment in health service laboratories or in the industrial sector, or to undertake future PhD study.

Visit the Translational Medical Sciences [MSc] page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Scholarships - 10 Awards

The prestigious Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith PhD Scholarship scheme was established in 2007 to support the development of innovative, boundary-crossing research at the University of Glasgow. The scheme supports new partnerships between members of staff and will offer outstanding research students both from home and abroad the opportunity to undertake doctoral training in the context of cutting edge interdisciplinary research projects. The Kelvin Smith PhD Scholarships are project-based and the projects will be listed from the beginning of December each year.Each scholarship will run for up to 4 years and will provide the successful students with a full fee waiver from the host College and an annual stipend at UK Research Council recommended rates (estimated to be £14, 002 for 2015/16). In addition the project will benefit from an annual consumables budget for research and travel costs of up to £5300.

Value of Scholarship(s)

13,590

Eligibility

Eligibiity criteria vary depending on the project for which you are applying. You should contact the Project Lead in the first instance or consult the instructions outlined after the project description.

Application Procedure

Details of the shortlisted Kelvin Smith PhD Scholarship projects available for commencement during academic session 2015/16. Of the 20 potential projects advertised below only 10 scholarships will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant and the project. The Selection Committee will meet during February 2015.If you are interested in applying for any of the projects, you should contact the Project Lead in the first instance or follow specific instructions as outlined after the project description.

Further Information

http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/international/files/forms/scholarships/view_scholarships.php?scholarship_ID=183


(Scholarship)

Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme - No. of awards TBC

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to prepare them for employment, primarily within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but may consider applications for PhD programmes, in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).
Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.To be eligible applicants must
- Be nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. May also be considered those originally from these countries but currently living in France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.
- Demonstrate consistently excellent academic records
- Show evidence of genuine financial need
- Have obtained admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study
- Establish relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas
- Provide thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment.
- Have some years of work experience in their field of interest.Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis.
The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the International Scholarship Programme must be considered a lender of last resort. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% grant : 50% loan basis

Eligibility

- Be nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. May also be considered those originally from these countries but currently living in France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.
- Demonstrate consistently excellent academic records
- Show evidence of genuine financial need
- Have obtained admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study
- Establish relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas

Application Procedure

Application forms can be obtained as of 1st January from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in the applicant’s country of current residence.
The application procedures of AKF's International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva.
Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans. Applications and Interview reports of shortlisted candidates are sent to Geneva for the final selection.
The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Further Information

http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/international/files/forms/scholarships/view_scholarships.php?scholarship_ID=185


(Scholarship)

College of Medical Veterinary and Life sciences Graduate School - No. of awards TBC


(Scholarship)

Joseph Lister Scholarships - 5 Awards

We bring together internationally-renowned experts in order to advance research in medical, veterinary and life sciences. For September 2015 academic session our College is offering 5 scholarships worth £10,000 each towards the tuition fee of a one year Masters programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£10,000

Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to applicants from Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia*, Mexico, Myanmar or Thailand. They are open to students applying to all programmes within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. The criteria for the scholarships is academic excellence and personal achievement, you must be a conditional or unconditional offer holder in order to be considered. Offers will be automatically made to outstanding candidates based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

Email [email protected] with your intention to be put forward for this scholarship, detailing your application number. If you have any questions, please send through to this address also. No separate application is required.
Offers will be automatically made to outstanding candidates based on academic merit.

Further Information

http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/graduateschool/prospectivestudents/pgtscholarships/listerscholarships/


(Scholarship)

University of Glasgow Country Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The University of Glasgow award a total of 40 postgraduate scholarships worth £5,000. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

- obtain a degree equivalent to a UK 2.1 Hons or better
- hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme in any of the 4 University Colleges
- be classed as International students for fee purposes be a National of Brazil Canada Egypt Ghana Indonesia Japan Jordan Kenya Malaysia Nigeria Pakistan South Korea Taiwan Thailand or United States of America

Application Procedure

Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be made to outstanding applicants for our postgraduate taught programmes based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.Students who have been awarded a scholarship will normally be notified within six weeks of making an application. If you do not hear from us within this time, you should assume you have not been awarded a scholarship.

Further Information

http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/international/files/forms/scholarships/view_scholarships.php?scholarship_ID=150


(Scholarship)

University Trust International Leadership Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The University of Glasgow offer 52 University Trust International Leadership scholarships to international (non-EU) students starting a postgraduate taught Masters programme in any discipline. 12 awards worth £10,000 and 40 awards worth £5000 will be awarded as a tuition fees discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000-£10,000

Eligibility

- demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours
- hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme for admission in 2015
- be classed as International students for fee purposes

Application Procedure

Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be made to outstanding applicants for our postgraduate masters programmes based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.Students who have been awarded a scholarship will normally be notified within six weeks of making an application. If you do not hear from us within this time, you should assume you have not been awarded a scholarship.

Further Information

http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/international/files/forms/scholarships/view_scholarships.php?scholarship_ID=154



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 first instance, with the option of transferring to a specialism, subject to performance in the core course in Evidence-Based Medicine & Research. Applicants with alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.

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