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Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine (PGCert)

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Degree awarded
4 Months FT, 16 months PT
Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a degree (usually minimum 2:2) in either a biological subject (e.g. biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology etc) or in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine from a recognised university.

Flexibility on entry requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive research or professional experience.

Candidates on the undergraduate medical programme must have satisfactorily completed years 1-3 of the MBChB. For St Andrews students, this includes their 3 year degree programme and the following year spent in Manchester (year 3 of the Manchester programme).

Students with evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience may be accepted by the University as qualification for entry.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply

Apply online

For further applications information, see: 'Selection Criteria'.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The programme is designed to give students a thorough knowledge and understanding of the key technologies used in the field of Translational Medicine either within an academic environment or the pharmaceutical industry. The course consists of 4 taught units.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,950
    International students (per annum): £7,650
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,475
    International students (per annum): £3,825

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Dylan Mangan
+44 (0)161 306 5439
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