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Precision Medicine (With Specialisms) MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    NOV

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Be a part of the next generation of scientists responsible for creating new diagnostic tests and new tailored therapies to aid earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment for patients suffering from cancer, cardiovascular or inflammatory disease. This MSc will equip students with state-of-the-art knowledge relating to the mechanisms of chronic disease progression, how these underlying causes are targeted therapeutically and technologies that are used to help detect and diagnose the chosen disease specialism. It has been designed to directly meet research demands in the NHS, industry and academia where there is a need for scientists with both biological knowledge and the computational, statistical, analytical, and practical skills to drive precision medicine.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Study specialisms in cancer, cardiovascular or inflammatory disease.
  • Focus on employability skills, precision diagnostics / therapeutics and 'big data'.
  • Join a 12-month programme of study, with seminars from world class leaders of this field from around the world, including academics, industry experts, and NHS experts (e.g. Professor Calum MacRae, Ken Sutherland, Harper vanSteenhouse, David Brunton, Marian McNeil, Claire Orange, Prof Dame Dominiczak, Prof Andrew Biankin, Professor Iain McInnes, etc)
  • Gain skills and experience to allow you to become an outstanding researcher in this field, working towards pre-emptive, predictive, personalised and participatory medicine.
  • Be part of developing new diagnostic tests and new tailored therapies to aid earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment for patients suffering from cancer, cardiovascular disease or inflammatory disease.
  • Expand your understanding of these diseases to enable the identification of the molecular causes and ultimately support the development of novel, more precisely targeted treatments in these areas.
  • As a flagship programme, you can utilise cutting-edge facilities, research and teaching experience at the University of Glasgow and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
  • Studying at Glasgow gives you the advantage of being at the centre of several important centres for precision medicine including Stratified Medicine Scotland, Innovation Centre, Imaging Centre of Excellence and Sir Henry Wellcome Functional Genomics Facility.
  • Experience a true representation of what goes on in the field of Precision Medicine that directly links back to the patients’ needs since these centres and facilities are currently used by industry, academia and the NHS.
  • Precision Medicine is a multi-billion pound industry globally and Scotland is a pioneering nation in this field because of our 'triple helix' links to the NHS, academia and industry partnership, giving you great networking and career options.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This programme will provide an excellent background for those looking to establish a career in biomedical research in academia, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in the precision medicine field and clinical sciences in the NHS.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,920per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    233 96%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    17th

    3

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