MSc in Experimental Therapeutics

Key facts

MSc in Experimental Therapeutics

Level: Postgraduate

Mode: Part-time

Duration: 2-4 years

Start Date: October 2017

Applications are now open. The deadlines are 12 noon UK time (midday) on:
Friday 20 January 2017, Friday 10 March 2017, and Friday 30 June 2017. Click here for an explanation of the different application deadlines.

If you have any questions about this course please email or telephone +44(0)1865 286955

The modules in this programme can also be taken as individual short courses. Please follow the links on this page to the 'Programme Modules' for more information.

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MSc in Experimental Therapeutics

Oxford has made a major contribution to modern molecular medicine and our senior scientists have provided significant insights to our understanding of cancer, diabetes, and cardiac, haematological and infectious diseases. There is now an opportunity to harness these advances and translate them into therapeutic benefits for patients.

The Department of Oncology and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre offer a part-time MSc in Experimental Therapeutics that brings together some of Oxford's leading clinicians and scientists to deliver an advanced modular programme designed for those in full-time employment, both in the UK and overseas.

The Programme draws on the world-class research and teaching in experimental therapeutics at Oxford University and offers a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the principles that underpin clinical research and to translate this into good clinical and research practice.

Click here to download the Experimental Therapeutics brochure

Programme details

Click here to download the Experimental Therapeutics brochure PDF document.

The MSc in Experimental Therapeutics is a part-time course consisting of six modules and a research project and dissertation. The programme is normally completed in two to three years. Students are full members of the University of Oxford and are matriculated as members of an Oxford college.

The modules in this programme can also be taken as individual short courses. It is possible to transfer credit from up to three previously completed modules into the MSc programme, if the time elapsed between commencement of the accredited module(s) and registration on the MSc is not more than two years.

The programme modules are listed below. The dates shown on the module websites are for the current academic year. The dates for the modules in the 2017/18 academic year will be updated in due course:

Level and demands

The course will appeal to health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including:

  • qualified doctors
  • specialist registrars in clinical pharmacology or in training for other medical sub-specialities
  • clinical research fellows
  • pharmacists
  • nurses
  • graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry or in academic clinical trials

Teaching staff

Profiles of academic staff on the Experimental Therapeutics programme


Course aims

The core principles covered by the programme


Teaching methods

Teaching methods and available resources


Apply for this course

Entry requirements and how to apply


Fees and funding

Fee rates, fee structure, and potential sources of funding

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for applicants and students on this course

Sources of funding

Information on financial support