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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.1k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 22.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Why Glasgow?

    * Students with 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 Glasgows new Southern General Hospital.
    * Participate and engage in the University of Glasgows rich history of research in biomedical and clinical sciences.
    * Gain an insight and access to clinical research laboratories.
    * There are enhanced opportunities to access PhD funding and supervision. Glasgows 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.

    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.

    The programme incorporates 3 x 60-credit courses:

    * Evidence-Based Medicine & Research (basic research skills, journal clubs, presentation skills); delivered in semester 1
    * Research Methodologies course (available as a generic option, or as a variation appropriate to specialism: RM in Diagnostics, RM in Molecular Medicine, RM in Molecular Pathology); focus is on developing knowledge and technical skills relevant to specialism; delivered predominantly in semester 2
    * Dissertation Project appropriate to generic or specialist route; practical element commences in May, with write-up in the summer

    Teaching methods vary, but for all routes they include lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials and other forms of small-group teaching, practical demonstrations, laboratory work, visits to working labs, and a dissertation project. E-learning components will include provision of online resources and a mechanism for feedback

    Assessment is by a variety of methods, including essays, a written exam, oral presentations, and the final dissertation. You will be given practice in relevant skills and provided with formative feedback to help develop these skills.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    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. Further information regarding academic entry English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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