Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Medical Genetics and Genomics (MSc)

The advent of affordable rapid genome sequencing will produce enormous amounts of genetic data on both individuals and populations, and the challenge for scientists is to unlock the potential of this 'big data'. Doing so requires a new generation of scientists who can combine genetics and bioinformatics to understand how genomic changes cause diseases such as cancer, thus enabling the development of novel treatments, through drugs and gene therapy, and prevention strategies. With the huge expansion in number of individual genomes being sequenced, this is one of the fastest growing areas of biomedical science as we embrace the era of personalised medicine.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree at 2.2. or above in the life sciences field, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution in life sciences. Other qualifications may be considered when accompanied by relevant professional experience. You will need to be proficient in the use of internet-based resources and other interactive technologies. You should have reliable and stable access to the Internet.

Course modules

Molecular basis of human genetics disease (20 credits); genomic science (20 credits); advanced molecular techniques (20 credits); functional genomics and research skills analytical techniques (20 credits); advances in medical genetics (20 credits); clinical genetics and diagnostics (20 credits); research project (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods used within the course are varied and are designed to be stimulating as well as academically rigorous. They are based on your learning needs, individual aims and the academic standards expected for the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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