Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Human Molecular Genetics

This course provides students with a broad grounding in human genetics, with emphasis on molecular aspects; it is aimed mainly at science graduates seeking careers in research into human gene function and genetic factors in human disease, molecular and cytogenetic approaches to diagnosis, or healthcare biotechnology; the course is flexible and is updated regularly to reflect important advances in human genetics.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a relevant subject (normally biological or biochemical sciences, genetics or related subjects, medical or nursing degrees may also be considered) or overseas equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of human molecular genetics; approaches to study of human genetic disease; cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics; monogenic and complex disease; statistical genetics and computing; animal models; cancer genetics and immunogenetics; and introduction to clinical genetics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, written examinations, project, viva voce examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 29,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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