M.Sc. Translational Medicine (TRANSMED)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR15000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Helsinki, Finland
The University of Helsinki offers the MS in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) degree course.
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Upon graduation from the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) from University of Helsinki you can be expected to:
  • Be fluent in medical sciences and clinical practice from the point of view of a researcher
  • Be familiar with up-to-date translational research methodologies
  • Be adept at scientific reasoning and critical analysis of scientific literature
  • Acknowledge the regulatory and ethical aspects of biomedical and clinical research
  • Have mastered scientific and medical terminologies
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling you to find employment in an international and interdisciplinary professional setting

The Master of Science in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) degree offered by University of Helsinki provides excellent opportunities to apply for and attend postgraduate studies. Currently, 50% of TRANSMED graduates are continuing their studies in doctoral programmes, either at the University of Helsinki or abroad.

TRANSMED graduates are also highly valued in the private sector. Around 35% of graduates have been employed directly by bioindustry, pharma or other health sector enterprises either in Finland or abroad. Titles include product manager, product specialist, personalised health care manager etc. All such enterprises usually recruit both at the graduate (MSc) and postgraduate (PhD) levels.

The health and health technology sectors represent a rapidly emerging field, and one of the areas with a growing importance as the population ages and the costs of new therapies steadily increase. Thus, the demand for well-trained specialists in the field of translational medicine is likely to increase in the near future, providing excellent career prospects globally.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR15000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The TRANSMED studies are built upon three core educational themes:
  • Development of Research Skills
These include an introduction to current methodologies, which are further developed during a training period in a research group; research ethics: principles of clinical investigation; and writing of research or grant proposals.
  • Studies in Human Disease
These range from normal human physiology and anatomy, and basic biomedical courses, to more specialised studies covering various topics pertinent to the specialist option. You supplement these studies with clinical rounds, during which you have an opportunity to study selected patient cases in hospital wards, under the supervision of a clinician mentor.
  • Development of Communication Skills
These are promoted throughout the curriculum, through utilisation of interactive approaches and discussions, problem-based learning and oral presentations. The multidisciplinary TRANSMED community encompasses a wide range of educational backgrounds and provides ample opportunities for direct interactions with medical students, science and clinical teachers to enable you to practice and adopt interdisciplinary communication skills. At the end of the course of study, your communication skills will be evaluated in the final exam, during which you will orally present your research plan to expert examiners.


  • A graduate applicant is a person who already has graduated with the first degree, usually a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from a higher education institution. A Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree and it takes three to four years of full-time studies to complete. Your Bachelor's degree should be in the same field of study you apply for – or closely related to it. The International Master's Programmes may accept applicants with a more varying background. Some programmes may accept students with a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences.
  • Also those students who are in their last term or semester of their Bachelor's studies can apply. If you gain admission, you should submit the final degree certificate and transcript to the Admission's services of the University of Helsinki.
Application documents
  • A degree certificate
  • Transcripts of Records
  • Authorized Translations
  • Official Certified (Attested) Copies
  • Country-Specific Requirements

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Helsinki, Finland

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