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    Molecular Pathology MSc at The University of Glasgow

    Laboratory medicine is facing an exciting era in the transforming Molecular Pathology landscape that aims to foster the delivery of high-impact innovation on the bases of complex informatics, for benefits to patient care, academic research and UK industry. With a vision of creating the next generation of leaders in Molecular Pathology, this programme will provide the state of the art training programme for Molecular Pathology, in order to facilitate the pathologists, clinical scientists, trainees, and to those in the related health professions, to acquire essential knowledge, skills and attributes in the current and future diagnosis that incorporates molecular knowledge.

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    • MSc : 36 months part-time
    • PgDip 24 months part-time
    • PgCert 12 months part-time
    • Contact: University enquiry team
    • mvls-molpath@glasgow.ac.uk 

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    Why this programme

    • In August 2014, MRC published a review of the UK Molecular Pathology Landscape, in which the critical needs and challenges are pin downed in the delivery of improved diagnostics incorporating the molecular approaches.
    • We are one of the few centres where molecular pathology and diagnostic histopathology are amalgamated on one site, permitting the delivery of a clinically relevant molecular pathology course.
    • The areas of main focus include diagnostic molecular pathology, clinical trials and translational research in molecular pathology, pathology bioinformatics and digital pathology. The core courses (PgCert) are designed to cover the intended learning outcomes within Royal College of Pathologists curriculum for Specialty Training in Histopathology 2015. 
    • The programme is led by the national leaders directly engaged in the various molecular pathology initiatives. Students are kept up-to-date with information and the current needs identified by the professional societies, research councils and charity organizations.
    • You will be trained at the purpose-built Laboratory Medicine Building at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which provides services to 52% of the Scottish population. This is one of the largest NHS department of pathology in Europe, accommodating about 50 consultant pathologists.

    Molecular Pathology at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

    Laboratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

    • The courses will be delivered by a range of professionals with expertise from geneticists, pathologists, clinical, lab scientists and academics, informaticians and clinicians provided across hospital practice and primary care. They are experts based in QEUH and those nationally and internationally recognized experts of molecular pathology. 

    Programme structure

     The main aims of the MSc Molecular Pathology programme are to enable students:

    • to fully provide a high quality service in molecular pathology diagnosis
    • to participate in research in the area of molecular pathology
    • to participate in the training of future generations of molecular pathologists

    The "Blended Learning" programme offers the maximum flexibility for students who wish to study Molecular Pathology while on clinical duties and pathology training. "Moodle-Based Learning" sessions offer an advantage allowing clinicians to study within their own schedule. "In person review" sessions will enable active interactions with the course contributors and other students. Case-based and "hands-on" sessions facilitate the knowledge and skills acquired in clinical diagnosis as the programme proceeds, so it is easy to keep motivated throughout the course.

    Core Courses – 3 x compulsory, 20-credit courses; 1 per semester

    • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics for Histopathology (20 credits)
    • Molecular Tests and Techniques for Histopathology (20 credits)
    • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Molecular Pathology (20 credits)

    The first three core components will provide the minimum requirement for students to apply molecular knowledge and skill in pathology diagnosis currently on-going and in the immediate future.

    These courses will form the PgCert.

    Advanced Courses - Courses must be selected from the following options to obtain a total of 60 credits.

    • Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials for Molecular Pathology (20 credits)
    • Biomarkers for Precision Medicine (20 credits)
    • Designing a research project (20 credits)
    • Omics technologies for biomedical sciences: from genomics and metabolomics (20 credits)
    • Disease Screening in Populations (10 credits)
    • Health Economics for HTA (online) (20 credits)
    • Medical and Research Ethics (10 credits)
    • Medical Statistics (online) (10 credits)
    • Introduction to Statistical Methods (online) (10 credits)
    • Statistical methods for HTA and EBM (online) (20 credits)
    • Managing the health profession curriculum (online) (10 credits)
    • Leadership in health professions education (online) (10 credits)
    • Governance and ethics in education research (online) (10 credits)

    In the advanced component, students will further their training of Molecular Pathology to acquire the knowledge needed to get involved in research, or development and improvement of diagnostics. There are options for learning of advanced technologies, wider disease areas, research methods, in-depth bioinformatics, and health professional education.

    Successful completion of core and advanced courses will be awarded with the PgDip.‌

    Dissertation - 1 x 60-credit project-based course assessed by a dissertation of approximately 8,000 words followed by an oral presentation.

    The Masters dissertation project gives students the opportunity to conduct research in an area of Molecular Pathology with supervisor(s) assigned to each project.  For example, the opportunity to conduct an independent research project, audit or critical review of the literature in selected topics in the area of Molecular Pathology, current and future diagnosis, clinical and scientific research.

    Successful completion of all core and advanced courses and the dissertation will lead to the award of the MSc.

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    Programme alteration or discontinuation
    The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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    2013 Entry
    Places are still available for 2013 entry to this programme.

    Our website has been updated to reflect the 2014 entry requirements. In some cases there have been minor changes from the 2013 entry requirements, but please proceed with your 2013 online application and we will advise you if there have been any changes that you need to be aware of.

    The programme is open to both trainee and consultant-level applicants.

    Applicants should normally possess a medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; they should ideally be employed in a relevant professional context. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science with an outcome of First or Upper Second), who are, or aspire to be, employed in health service providers for molecular pathology-based diagnostics. 

    International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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    English language requirements

    For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

    • overall score 6.5
    • no sub-test less than 6.0
    • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

    Common equivalent English language qualifications

    All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

    • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 23
    • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
    • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

    For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

    Pre-sessional courses

    The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

    FAQs

    What do I do if...

    my language qualifications are below the requirements?

    The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

    my language qualifications are not listed here?

    Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


     

    For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

    Fees and funding

    View fees for entry in 2017-18

    Deposits

    International applicants (from beyond the EU) are requested to pay a deposit of £ when an offer is made.

    Deposits terms & conditions

    The University requires a deposit to be paid by International (beyond the EU) applicants in receipt of an offer to this programmes and who require a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University in order that they can apply for a student visa. This is required where the programme is competitive and the deposit is required in order to demonstrate your commitment to attend the programme should you meet all the conditions of your offer.

    If you are made an offer for this programme the University will write to you and request a deposit with information on how to pay your deposit and the deadline for making the deposit payment. Please note that if you are unable to pay a deposit because you are planning to fund your studies through an official financial sponsor then you should upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter to your application by the deadline date.

    The following guidelines will apply in determining whether or not a deposit will be refunded. Where the deposit is refunded, a 10% handling fee will be deducted.

    Deposits WILL be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Where the University is unable to offer you a place.
    2. Where the applicant has personal circumstances such as illness, bereavement or other family situations that has prevented them coming to the UK. Medical or other proof may be requested.
    3. Applicant can prove that they have applied for a visa to attend the University of Glasgow, but the VISA has been refused. The applicant must have shown ‘real intent' to study at the University of Glasgow but has been unable to obtain their visa.
    4. Applicant does not meet his / her conditions of offer: this may be academic or language test requirements. Satisfactory evidence must be uploaded to the student’s online application to prove that they have not met the conditions of their offer (note that applicants who do not meet the language condition of their offer must show reasonable attempt to meet this, i.e. they must provide a language test which was taken after the date that the deposit was paid).

    Deposits WILL NOT be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Applicant decides to go to another institution.
    2. Applicant cannot be released from work to study at the University of Glasgow.
    3. Applicant does not send completed documentation as requested in the condition of the offer: this may be required in order to prove that the offer has not been met for academic or language test conditions - failure to respond to requests for this information will result in no refund.
    4. Applicant has not secured funding to attend the University of Glasgow: this may be as a result of not being successful in applications for scholarships, OR simply not having sufficient funds in bank at time of visa application. This condition will apply unless it can be proven that there are clear mitigating circumstances which have significantly changed the applicant’s position since the time of application.
    5. Applicant has decided to defer – in this situation the University will retain the deposit and credit it against the applicant’s account for securing their place for the following year of entry. 

    Refund requests must be made within 60 days of the programme start date stated on your offer letter: requests made after this date will be subject to discretion.


    Additional fees

    • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £315
    • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £200
    • Registration/exam only fee: £150
    • General Council fee: £50

    Funding opportunities

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    How to apply

    Places may be limited. Please contact the programme director, Dr Tomoko Iwata, in the first instance (via the programme administrator, Ms Wendy Henderson, wendy.henderson@glasgow.ac.uk.

    We ask that you apply online for a postgraduate taught degree. Our system allows you to fill out the standard application form online and submit this to the University within 42 days of starting your application.

    You need to read the guide to applying online before starting your application. It will ensure you are ready to proceed, as well as answer many common questions about the process.

    This course may be open to international students from 2018. Please register your interest by emailing the programme administrator.

    Guide to applying online

    Do I have to apply online for a postgraduate taught degree?

    Yes. To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We are unable to accept your application by any other means than online.

    Do I need to complete and submit the application in a single session?

    No. You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload additional documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

    What documents do I need to provide to make an application?

    As well as completing your online application fully, it is essential that you submit the following documents:

    • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
    • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
    • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
    • Two supporting reference letters on headed paper
    • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
    • CV
    • A personal statement (maximum of 2 pages) highlighting:
      • Why you want to study this programme or how do you want to use this programme in your current job and/or future career development
      • Your current level of molecular knowledge or your educational experiences in genetics, cell and molecular biology and/or biochemistry. 
      • Your expectation on the use of molecular knowledge and/or techniques in your current job and/or future career development.

    If you do not have all of these documents at the time of submitting your application then it is still possible to make an application and provide any further documents at a later date, as long as you include a full current transcript (and an English translation if required) with your application. See the ‘Your References, Transcripts and English Qualification’ sections of our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

    Do my supporting documents need to be submitted online?

    Yes, where possible, please upload the supporting documents with your application.

    How do I provide my references?

    You must either upload the required references to your online application or ask your referees to send the references to the University as we do not contact referees directly. There is two main ways that you can provide references: you can either upload references on headed paper when you are making an application using the Online Application (or through Applicant Self-Service after you have submitted your application) or you can ask your referee to email the reference directly to pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk. See the 'Your References, Transcripts and English Qualifications' section of the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

    What if I am unable to submit all of my supporting documents online?

    If you cannot upload an electronic copy of a document and need to send it in by post, please attach a cover sheet to it that includes your name, the programme you are applying for, and your application reference number.

    You may send them to:

    Recruitment & International Office
    71 Southpark Avenue
    Glasgow
    G12 8QQ

    Can I email my supporting documents?

    No. We cannot accept email submissions of your supporting documents.

    What entry requirements should I have met before applying? Where can I find them?

    You should check that you have met (or are likely to have met prior to the start of the programme) the individual entry requirements for the degree programme you are applying for. This information can be found on the ‘entry requirements’ tab on each individual programme page, such as the one you are viewing now.

    What English Language requirements should I have met before applying? Where can I find them?

    If you are an international student, you should also check that you have met the English Language requirements specific to the programme you are applying for. These can also be found on the ‘entry requirements’ tab for each specific programme.

    Further Information

    Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on applying to a postgraduate taught programme.

    Guidance notes for using the online application

    These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately, they are also available within the help section of the online application form. If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

    • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
    • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
    • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
    • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
    • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
    • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
    • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.
    • References: Please provide the names and contact details of two academic references. Where applicable one of these references may be from your current employer. References should be completed on letter headed paper and uploaded on to your application.

    Standard application deadlines

    • UK and EU applications: 25 August 2017

    Classes start September 2017 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

    Application fee

    A fee of £25 per application must be paid by all applicants to this programme. The application fee will be requested when you apply online and it can be paid using your credit or debit bank card.

    Terms and conditions

    The application fee is non-refundable so it is important that you check any specific entry requirements for the programme. If you are applying with qualifications from outside the UK then you should check the postgraduate taught entry requirements for your country: see International students: In your country

    Applicants who are sponsored may have the application fee waived at the point of applying online. However if the sponsorship status changes before the student registers with the University and the student is self-funding the University reserves the right to invoice the student for the initial application fee.

    Find out more about Application fees


    Please note: applications for SFC funded places are open for entry in September 2016.

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