UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Genetics of Human Disease

The course aims to provide scientists and clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of the role of genetics in human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents.

Entry requirements

Normally, a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline such as in biomedical sciences, life sciences or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced human genetics: research principles; human genetics in context; understanding bioinformatic resources and their applications; core skills; basic statistics for medical sciences; optional modules: genetics of cardiovascular related complex diseases; genetics of neurological diseases; statistics for interpreting genetic data.

Assessment methods

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of genetics of human diseases through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and journal clubs. Taught modules are assessed by unseen written examination and/or, written reports, oral presentations and coursework. The research project is assessed by the dissertation and oral presentation.

Sponsorship information

UK/EU students: MRC-funded UGI Master's Excellence Scholarships: 4of �4,200 towards fees and stipend of �15,740; international students: 5 competitive UGI Master's Prize Scholarship to the value of �2,000.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,370 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 25,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
0207 679 7381