University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Genomic Medicine

The course begins with a brief revision of DNA, genes and genetics and updates these concepts to the scale of contemporary, whole-genome information. It will introduce to you the technologies for generating genome-wide data, and how the resulting vast quantities of data can be approached and interrogated to generate meaningful information that can be useful for families affected by inherited conditions, or for patients with acquired diseases including cancer and infections.

Entry requirements

The University of Birmingham has general entry requirements including a minimum of GCSE grade C in maths and English and evidence of English proficiency from all applicants whose 1st language is not English (e.g. IELTS Level 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band). Applicants for the MSc (Genomic Medicine) without prior relevant experience working in healthcare should have a good Honours degree (or equivalent), in a relevant subject (e.g. biomedical science or medicine). However, we consider applicants with alternative academic qualifications, on the basis of professional qualifications and experience within the NHS (or other relevant organisations). The University considers a candidate�s skills, attributes, motivation and potential for success when making an offer. Students may be contacted to discuss their application or invited for an interview. All applications must have at least 1 satisfactory reference.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

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