University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Human and Molecular Genetics

This MSc gives students excellent postgraduate training, and leads to exciting careers in research, industry, the NHS and other clinical institutions. Many of our graduates have also gone on to study bioscience at PhD level. You'll develop an in-depth knowledge of medical and molecular genetics, and receive clinical genetics training to prepare you for a research project in a modern research facility. You'll have the chance to collaborate with top genetics research laboratories and clinical partners. This MSc was developed in partnership with the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service (NHS), which is a world-renowned clinical genetics facility. This relationship is unique to this course and gives you the opportunity to be taught by the Director of the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 
and their Head of Pharmacogenetics.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree in a biological science subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: genome stability and genetic change; human genetics 1; human genetics 2; advanced research topics; laboratory techniques in molecular bioscience; human genetics laboratory project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of coursework, project work, formal examinations and a dissertation.


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

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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0114 222 2750