University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Genetic Counselling

The programme aims to: Provide academic and vocational training for professional genetic counsellors to work in the UK and overseas; equip students with the necessary skills to enable them to contribute to the research and development of the profession; promote awareness of the importance of the psychosocial impact of human genetic technology among patients, health and social care professionals and the wider society.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, preferably in one of the biological or equivalent sciences, nursing or psychology (minimum 2:1 or equivalent expected). For applicants whose degree did not include completion of genetics modules, offers may be made subject to the completion of a short course in the science of human genetics, for example the Open University Course ' Learn about human genetics and health issue '. Minimum 6 months full-time equivalent working in a caring role (this may be through previous professional work (e.g. nursing/social work) or in a voluntary capacity. IELTS - minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing or TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component)

Course modules

Modules include: Human genetics; clinical genetics; research skills; counselling skills; care and counselling in health settings; ethics in genetic practice; education and communications in genetics; advanced genetic counselling.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship offered to one student each year by Regional Genetic Service in Leeds.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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