Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Genetic Counselling

This course is designed to prepare students for clinical practice in the field of genetic counselling or related areas. There is a strong emphasis on counselling skills and the social and ethical aspects of genetics. Students are given a thorough grounding in human genetics and genetic analysis, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for them to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic counselling for families.

Entry requirements

At least a 2nd Class Honours degree in nursing, genetics, biology, psychology, social sciences or education or other appropriate discipline. Applications from non-graduates are only considered if they have at least 2 years experience working in clinical genetics and are to be seconded from a department of clinical genetics. Applicants should have at least 6 months experience working in a caring role with vulnerable children or adults.

Sponsorship information

Majority of students self-funded, though some obtain awards from trusts and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,440 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,716 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,952 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Heath Park Campus Cardiff CF14 4XN Wales

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Course Administrator
Telephone number: 
029 2074 4865