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MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics

MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: P-Z

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

The Department of Oncology and the Department for Continuing Education offer the part-time MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics, bringing together some of Oxford's leading clinicians and scientists to deliver an advanced modular programme designed for those in full-time employment.

Oxford has made a major contribution to modern molecular medicine and Oxford’s senior scientists have provided significant insights to our understanding of cancer, diabetes, and cardiac, haematological and infectious diseases. There is an opportunity to harness these advances and translate them into therapeutic benefits for patients.

The MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics draws on the world class research and teaching in experimental therapeutics at the University of Oxford and aims to provide you with the necessary training and practical experience to enable you to understand the principles that underpin clinical research, and to translate that understanding into good clinical and research practice.

The programme will appeal to health professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including.

  • qualified doctors
  • specialist registrars in clinical pharmacology or in training for other medical sub-specialities
  • clinical research fellows
  • pharmacists
  • nurses
  • graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry or in academic clinical trials

Graduate destinations

Graduates of the programme have held positions such as pharmacist, medical information executive, consultant, project manager, director, CEO, associate professor, clinical research coordinator, senior scientist, psychiatrist, registrar and doctoral research student.


The Structure of Clinical Trials and Experimental Therapeutics
Pharmacodynamics, Biomarkers and Personalised Therapy
How to do Research on Therapeutic Interventions: Protocol Preparation
Biological Therapeutics
Drug Development, Pharmacokinetics and Imaging
Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions, and Pharmacovigilance

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a biological science or medical science subject, including pharmacy and nursing, or an equivalent level of demonstrable understanding and competence as a result of training. Professional experience may be accepted as a substitute for a relevant undergraduate degree where an equivalent level of understanding and competence can be demonstrated. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.