UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine

Students develop a body of knowledge about the genetic variation between underlying differential responses to drugs and how this can be applied to prevent adverse drug reactions and improve healthcare.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in biomedical sciences or related subject area, or medical discipline from a UK university 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: clinical applications of pharmacogenetic tests; drug design and development; molecular pharmacology; basic statistics for medical sciences; human genetics in context; principles of human genetics (Henry Stewart online lectures); core skills; options: pharmacology of inflammation; anticancer personalised medicines; pharmacogenetics, adverse drug reactions and biomakers; computational and systems biology; genetics of cardiovascular disease; genetics of neurological disease; statistics for interpreting genetic data.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and journal clubs. Taught modules are assessed through an unseen written examination and/or, written reports, oral presentations and coursework. The research project is assessed by the dissertation and oral presentation.

Sponsorship information

International Students: The UCL Genetics Institute offers 2 competitive UGI Master's Prize Scholarships: 2 of �2,000 each.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 24,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-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