UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Cell and Gene Therapy MSc provides you with an in-depth insight into this cutting-edge and rapidly developing field. The programme is delivered by scientists and clinicians researching, developing and testing new treatments for genetically inherited and acquired diseases using gene delivery technology, stem cell manipulation and DNA repair techniques. The programme covers all aspects of cell and gene therapy, including basic biomedical science, molecular basis of disease, current and developing technologies and clinical applications. Students also receive vocational training in research methodology and statistics, how to perform a research project and complete a practical laboratory-based project.

The programme is designed for medical practitioners and scientists who would like to develop their knowledge in this distinct area, with a view to contributing to research and clinical trials in the field. This programme aims to equip students for careers in research, education, medicine and business in academic, clinical and industrial settings. Examples of potential careers could include: conducting clinical trials as part of a team of clinicians, scientists and allied health professionals; monitoring and analysing the results of clinical trials as part of a clinical trials unit

developing new therapies or intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry or other business venture; academic research and/or lecturing in a university or other higher education setting, This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,510 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,510 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £27,470 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,250 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,250 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £13,750 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should be: a qualified medical practitioner, with a qualification equivalent to a UK MBBS; a non-clinical scientist with a minimum of an upper second-class BSc or equivalent in a life or biomedical science subject; or a healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotech professional and scientist with equivalent experience (minimum of three years).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.