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MSc Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

MSc Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

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Full time | The University of Manchester | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) are new medical products that use gene therapy, cell therapy, and tissue engineering.

This is a fast paced and rapidly evolving area of medicine which is increasingly being used to treat a broad range of malignant and non-malignant diseases.

Our MSc is designed to equip you, the researchers of tomorrow, with the necessary understanding of the challenges of bringing an ATMP through development and to patients.

This will be achieved not only through the multi-disciplinary nature of the course content but through the range of expertise of the staff delivering the content which includes preclinical development scientists, regulatory professionals, clinicians and oncologists.

Please note the MSc Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products is a postgraduate masters course with a broad content aimed at a range of multi-professional health care professionals such as medics, pharmacists, nurses and science graduates. As such it does not provide any specific post graduate qualification in any one specialist area, that is, graduates of this programme will not graduate with a specialist post graduate pharmacy qualification, nursing qualification etc.


This MSc aims to deliver a broad and comprehensive overview with in-depth insights into the rapidly developing and cutting-edge field of advanced therapies.

You will undergo comprehensive training in all aspects of the field of ATMP development and delivery.

In this unique course, you can choose to follow laboratory based or clinical research-based content with optional modules available covering a wide variety of ATMP indications.

This allows you to diversify depending on your interests and background.

Coursework and assessment

You will use a number of assessed and non-assessed activities to develop key skills and expand your knowledge base.

There are no written exams. Assessment is based on assignments, presentations and other activities such as moderated discussion boards and group work.

Career opportunities

This MSc is designed to equip researchers, clinicians and scientists of tomorrow with the necessary understanding of the challenges of bringing an ATMPs through development and to patients.

Many of our students are clinical scientists, hospital doctors, pharmacists, specialist nurses, clinical trial administration staff and researchers).

They take the course to gain specialist skills knowledge and expertise within the area of ATMPs which can be applied within their own profession or setting.

Advanced therapies are an evolving field with many new roles and career opportunities that will benefit from multi-disciplinary professionals who have developed specialist knowledge in this field.


This option is likely to appeal to those who have identified the need for a particular area of research or those who are keen to develop a research project after completing your studies. The dissertation will contain information under the headings often used by funding bodies (for example Medical Research Council or the Economic & Social Research Council. Similarly refer to the guidance for Empirical Research in this document. You will also need to include a detailed critical appraisal of the existing literature as part of your justification for the study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should be either a qualified medical practitioner, with a qualification equivalent to a UK medical qualification (eg MBBS or MBChb), or a non-clinical scientist or a healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotech professional. We require a relevant (medical, biomedical science subject, nursing or allied health) honours first degree (upper second or above or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry. Candidates with undergraduate degrees classified as lower second or equivalent will be considered after interview. Flexibility on entrance requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive professional experience.