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Master's Programme in Translational Medicine

Master's Programme in Translational Medicine
Study at the University of Helsinki and develop the skills to implement sci­entific dis­cov­er­ies for the be­ne­fit of pa­tients.
Study at the University of Helsinki and develop the skills to implement sci­entific dis­cov­er­ies for the be­ne­fit of pa­tients.
Application period starts 01 Dec 2021
Scope of studies and length
120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level
Application period
Starts: 01 Dec 2021 at 08.00 (UTC+2)Ends: 05 Jan 2022 at 15.00 (UTC+2)
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens)
15 000€
Eligibility to apply for a master's programme requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

How can personalized medicine revolutionize human health?

The aim of TRANSMED is to provide a solid basis for either academic or non-academic careers in the health sector. TRANSMED graduates are able to discuss the needs of clinical practice with both scientists and clinicians. They can apply up-to-date research methodologies and translational approaches in research design and in practice, and are able to take in consideration the relevant regulatory and ethical aspects. TRANSMED graduates can critically analyse scientific literature and discuss scientific findings to public and stakeholders.

Translational medicine aims to facilitate new therapies and medical procedures by implementing research findings in patient care, and by applying clinical data in research. This requires understanding of both science and medicine. The curriculum utilizes interactive, student-centred educational approaches. Students have direct interactions with both researchers and clinicians, which promotes their interdisciplinary communication skills. Choice of study track can be done during the first study year: options are cancer, regenerative medicine, metabolic disorders, neuroscience and psychobiology, and cross-disciplinary translational medicine. 

How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission requirements, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. You must submit your application online at the Finnish national application portal Studyinfo. The online application form is open only during the application period. Also the admission requirements for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

Admission Services

If you have any questions about the admissions process at the University of Helsinki, please contact the Admission Services for guidance and support.

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