UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Prenatal Genetics and Foetal Medicine

This course aims to provide medical and science-based students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field of prenatal genetics and fetal medicine, specifically human genetics, human embryonic development and fetal medicine. There is a strong focus on development of key skills and careers advice in the programme.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant science-based discipline, or a medical qualification (MBBS) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Basic genetics and technology; gametogenesis, preimplantation development and IVF; genetic mechanisms; organogenesis and fetal development; prenatal diagnosis and screening; medical genetics; fetal and perinatal medicine; preimplantation genetic diagnosis and developing technology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, patient case reports, critical reviews of papers, problem booklets, examinations and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 25,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
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

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 6050