UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Paediatrics and Child Health (Molecular and Genomic Paediatrics)

This comprehensive programme is intended for professionals specialising in paediatrics and child health and is based at the Institute of Child Health, which sits in a unique position in UK paediatrics because of its strong links to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and UCL.

Entry requirements

Medically qualified applicants should have post-qualification experience in paediatrics or child health. Non-medically qualified applicants should normally have a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and several year's specialist experience of working in hospitals, community child health or public health services for children and families.

Course modules

Core modules: evidence-based child health; research methodology and statistics; molecular biology of normal development and birth defects; molecular and clinical aspects of childhood cancers; clinical genomics, genetics and rare diseases; options: stem cells and tissue repair; molecular aspects of cell and gene therapy; clinical applications of cell and gene therapy; applied genomics.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research project supervision. Assessment is through a combination of multiple choice questions and short answer questions, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, critical appraisal of the literature and, for the full MSc, a dissertation and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7905 2107