The term "translational medicine" refers to a research approach which aims to facilitate new therapies and medical procedures by implementing findings in basic research in patient care, and by applying clinical data in basic research. This requires understanding of both science and medicine.
During their studies in the Master's Degree Programme in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) the students should acquire
TRANSMED graduates are encouraged to pursue a research career and to apply to PhD training programs. However, they are also employed to private sector (research and development, marketing etc.) directly after graduation.
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
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SELECTION OF THE MAJOR
The major in TRANSMED is translational medicine. The degree awarded after completion of studies is Master of Science in Translational medicine (MSc in Translational medicine).
Before starting in TRANSMED, the students must hold at least a Bachelor's degree at an institution of higher education (university or polytechnic) in natural or life sciences, biomedicine or some other corresponding field.
The scope of the program is 120 ECTS credits, which corresponds to 2 years of full-time study (1 study year = 60 credits).
The applicants must hold at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent at a university or an institution of higher education in natural or life sciences, biomedicine or some other corresponding field by 31 July 2015. Degrees higher than a Bachelor degree are not regarded as an additional merit.
The student selection is based on a two-phase selection process.
Phase 1: All eligible applications will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:
Phase 2: a maximum of 25 applicants with the highest application scores will be invited to an on-line interview. The e-mail invitations with interview schedules and instructions will be sent by 30 March 2015. Applicants should have a Skype ID and a possibility for an on-line interview. A head-set is strongly recommended. The interviews will be conducted during 7 April - 15 April 2015 by two members of the selection committee. The interviewed applicants will be ranked both for admission and for reserve list positions on the basis of their application (80%) and interview (20%) scores.
No work experience is required.
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