University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Genomic Medicine

This course draws on expertise from three University faculties - Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Science and Social Sciences - and the Sheffield Genetics Diagnostic Service (Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust). It's aimed at professionals and students from health care and science backgrounds. The syllabus, as outlined by Health Education England (HEE), covers the scope and application of genomics in medicine and biomedical research as well as the ethical, social and legal issues relating to this field. The course is taught by academics, scientists and clinicians. Techniques range from lectures and tutorials to laboratory workshops and online learning packages. You'll get first-hand experience of hypothesis-driven research by carrying our your own project in Genomic Medicine.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to be NHS colleagues from suitable health care backgrounds and UK/EU/international students from relevant science backgrounds. English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 7.5 in listening and 7.0 in other components.

Course modules

Core modules: an introduction to human genetics and genomics; omics techniques and application to genomic medicine; genomics of common and rare inherited diseases; molecular pathology of cancer; pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare; application of genomics in infectious disease; bioinformatics and interpretation in genomics; ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics. Optional modules: option 1: research project or option 2: literature review; workplace-based genomic medicine; professional and research skills.

Assessment methods

Coursework and written assignments, poster presentations, oral presentations, online assessments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
Certificate Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
Certificate Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

The Medical School
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2296