Precision Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation

University of Aberdeen


Foresterhill Campus


Precision Medicine also known as Stratified Medicine holds huge potential to enhance timely development of new treatments for human disease. It is among the most important concepts to emerge in 21st century clinical science and will be a crucial component of the global drive to increase the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of new medicines.

This taught postgraduate Masters programme draws on the current and future needs of the Life Sciences sector and is being developed in conjunction with the industrial partners of the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC).

It harnesses Scotland's strengths in Stratified Medicine, Clinical Trials, Bioinformatics and Pharmacogenomics to provide focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with grounding in the essential skills required to design, execute and evaluate modern clinical interventions, and to progress to successful careers in the commercial or academic Life Sciences.

The MSc Precision Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation is a joint postgraduate degree, the partners are University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde. Students choose to study in either Glasgow or Aberdeen.

Entry Requirements

At least a second class honours degree in Life Science or Pharmacy/Pharmacology from a university in the United Kingdom; or a qualification deemed by the Joint Management Committee to be equivalent to the above; and/or Professional or industrial experience deemed appropriate by the Joint Management.

Apply through the University of Glasgow.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Life Sciences and Medicine


Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General