Programme Director: Dr Mark Toshner
The University of Cambridge Masters degree in Translational Biomedical Research provides world-class training to enable students to develop into outstanding researchers.
Consisting of lectures during the first term in epidemiology, statistics, pharmacology, clinical drug development and several lectures in the genetic and rare diseases fields, students will move on in the second term to a 12 week project with one of the outstanding researchers within the University. Whilst the course will offer some existing projects to choose from, students are encouraged to seek out their own projects and build links with researchers in their fields of interest.
The course is available on either a full-time (10 months) or part-time (22 months) basis. All students undertake the same taught courses before going on to a translational research project.
Anyone who holds a 2.1 or higher (or equivalent) and wants to develop their research skills and training can apply.
Aims and Objectives
Its main aims are:
- to provide students with the relevant experience to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision; and
- to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.
By the end of the programme, students will have:
- reached a sufficient level of theoretical knowledge to conduct and interpret translational research;
- developed a strong foundation in the fundamental skills and techniques of research into experimental medicine;
- developed a basic understanding of statistics;
- learned how to apply contemporary research tools to clinically relevant areas of investigation;
- acquired an understanding of the complex issues associated with conducting sound clinical research/trials;
- developed the ability to be competitive in seeking support for clinical research.