Masters | Postgraduate Course - Genomic Medicine - Distance Learning MSc Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Course Fees
Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year MSc Full time Genomic Medicine £8,900 MSc Distance Learning Part time Genomic Medicine £4,500 PGDip Full time Genomic Medicine £6,050 PGDip Distance Learning Part time Genomic Medicine £3,050 PGCert Full time Genomic Medicine £3,050 PGCert Distance Learning Part time Genomic Medicine £3,050 International students 2018/19 Academic Year MSc Full time Genomic Medicine £17,950 MSc Distance Learning Part time Genomic Medicine £9,000 PGDip Fulltime Genomic Medicine £12,000 PGDip Distance Learning Part time Genomic Medicine £6,000 PGCert Full time Genomic Medicine £6,050 PGCert Distance Learning Part time Genomic Medicine £6,050
Start Month(s)
September and January
Contact Name
William Harvey Research Institute
Genomic Medicine - Distance Learning MSc

Study Details

MSc 2 years Part time Distance Learning

Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with University College London, Public Health England, and Great Ormond Street Hospital

This is a flexible MSc course designed to provide healthcare professionals with a multi-disciplinary perspective on genomics and its application in medicine. You will be trained in state-of-the-art genomic platforms and informatics tools and how to apply them in the analysis and interpretation of whole genome sequence data from patients. The course is taught by a team of experts of international calibre in a stimulating research environment next to the Headquarters of Genomics England. Students will gain access to a flexible online e-learning platform (QMPlus, Eco360) which allows them to discuss and exchange ideas, share knowledge as well as access all lecture sessions in their own time.

NHS professionals can apply for places sponsored by Health Education England (HEE)

Module details

  1. Introduction to Human Genomics (15 credits)
  2. ‘Omics’ techniques and their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)
  3. Genomics of common and rare diseases (15 credits)
  4. Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment (15 credits)
  5. Pharmacogenomics and stratifying healthcare (15 credits)
  6. Bioinformatics, Interpretation, and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis (15 credits)
  7. Optional Module (15 credits)
  8. Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease (15 credits)
  9. Dissertation [(a) 60 credits module or (b) 30 credits module + 2 optional modules x 15 credits]

Optional Modules

  1. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics
  2. Genetics and genomics counselling
  3. Economic models and human genomics
  4. Expanding the content of the MSc in Genomic Medicine with workplace-based modules
  5. Professional and Research Skills

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from an approved educational establishment / professional qualifications or experience sufficient to satisfy the Head of Division and Course Director of the applicant’s fitness to pursue the course of study. Entry level guidelines for English Language: an IELTS score of ≥ 6.5 is required for these courses.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.