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MRes Translational Medicine at The University of Manchester
MRes Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine
Our MRes will train you to use biotechnologies to rapidly translate disease research into improved clinical healthcare.

MRes Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Research
MRes 12 months FT, PGCert 4 months FT 16 months PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in the biomedical, medical, biological, chemical, biochemical or pharmacological sciences or in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine from a recognised university. We will also consider candidates with Upper Second degrees in a relevant analytical, physical or computing science area.

Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience may be accepted as qualification for entry for applicants with a Lower Second or equivalent.

We do not require previous research experience or a developed research proposal from applicants.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities. Intercalating students must have satisfactorily completed Years 1 to 3 of the MBChB. For St Andrews students, this includes the 3-year course and the following year in Manchester (Year 3 of the Manchester course).

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20 places

How to apply

Please apply via our  online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your application form.

We recommend you apply as early as possible. The closing date for applications is 9 July 2018. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes Y N N N
PGCert Y N N N

Course overview

  • Learn how to apply the molecular basis of disease and drug mechanisms into effective clinical benefit.
  • Receive training in omics skills and techniques including genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Undertake an extended 35-week research project within the University, the Manchester Cancer Research Centre or a teaching hospital in Greater Manchester.
  • Intercalating medical students can apply for this MRes.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

If you are a medical student considering intercalation on this course you can find out more at our Intercalation Information Day on the 17th October 2018.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £23,500
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,400
    International students (per annum): £9,400

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional expenses

Students will have to cover the cost of printing and binding their project report and dissertation.


Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health