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1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Application deadline: 01 June 2021
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Program description

Genomic Medicine MSc

This course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in genomic medicine. As the programme is jointly taught by St George’s and King’s, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions.

You will learn how recent technological advances have transformed how genomic data is generated, analysed and presented, and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios, as well as how to handle such big data.

Development of knowledge and skills in these areas will enable healthcare professionals to deliver services aligned with the values of the NHS constitution. This is a flexible programme and is structured to provide options for PgCert and PgDip awards as well as the MSc or, if you prefer, modular study towards your Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course, you will need to:

  • meet the entry criteria
  • write a personal statement
  • provide two suitable references.

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a relevant bioscience degree with sufficient genetics content. For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries and use to UKNARIC to assess.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Omics Techniques and Their Application to Genomic Medicine
  • Bioinformatics, Interpretation, Statistics and Data Quality Assurance

Core elective modules

  • Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Diseases
  • Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease
  • Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare
  • Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment

Optional modules

  • An Introduction to Counselling Skills in Genomics
  • Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching will be delivered at both St George’s and King’s College London and will include a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and online formats.

Progress throughout the course will be assessed through a variety of methods, including single best answer questions, short answer questions, essays and oral presentations.

This program is available part time.

Tuition fees

UK/EU Entry

  • Full-time MSc: £13,750
  • Part-time MSc: £7,250 per annum

Non-EU (international)

  • Full-time MSc: £22,000
  • Part-time MSc: £11,500 per annum

Continuing studies

Life science graduates may use this as a stepping stone to a range of careers including in the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry, and bioinformatics, or as preparation for a PhD.

Career opportunities

This course is designed for students who wish to acquire training in genomic technologies and their interpretation within a medical context.

An MSc in Genomic Medicine will provide career opportunities for a range of professions, from laboratory-based researchers to diagnostic and healthcare professionals. Our graduates have gone on to work in clinical diagnostics, clinical trials, scientist training programme, bioinformatics, laboratory research assistant, and have continued on to study postgraduate medicine and PhDs.

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About this institute

St George's, University of London

St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...

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Why study at St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.

St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide as the top university for graduate prospects for four years in a row. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.

Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.

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St George's, University of London

Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
United Kingdom

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