St George's, University of London

Course Introduction

his course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George's and King's, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions. Students will learn how recent technological advances have transformed how genetic data is generated, analysed and presented and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios. This will be a flexible programme, structured to provide options for PGCert and PgDip awards as well as the MSc.

Course Modules

Core modules: Introduction to human genetics and genomics (15 credits); omics techniques and their application to genomic medicine (15 credits); genomics of common and rare inherited diseases (15 credits); genomics in cancer pathology (15 credits); pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits); application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits); bioinformatics, interpretation, statistics and data quality assurance (15 credits); research project (60 credit )or library'based dissertation (30 credits); optional modules: Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits); counselling skills in genomics (15 credits); cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits). NB: Optional modules will only be available if at least 6 students wish to enrol on that module.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve a minimum 2nd Class degree (2.2) in a subject which offers an appropriate grounding in science, healthcare or genetics (or an equivalent overseas qualification). We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us. Alternative professional qualifications may be considered. Non'standard candidates may be required to submit supplementary details and/or attend interviews or selection days. Students attending interviews will be asked in advance if they have specific requirements so that reasonable adjustments can be made. Given that some of the candidates may have employment commitments, interviews may also be arranged and conducted via Skype.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,000  Academic year. First year home fees