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MSCGenomic medicine

St George University
United Kingdom, london
Tuition fee £24,000 per year
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Overview

Genomic medicine is a rapidly evolving discipline that is already making an impact in the field of oncology, pharmacology, infectious disease and biomedical research. The science behind improvements to patients’ clinical care and health outcomes, it is supporting the development of personalised or precision medicine, ultimately saving lives.

This Master’s degree follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England (HEE) and is taught in partnership with King’s College London, giving you access to experts with different specialisms in, for example, bioinformatics and cardiovascular genomics. Both institutions are part of the South East Genomic Laboratory Hub, one of the largest providers of genomic testing in the UK and a national centre for specialist testing for cardiology, gastro-hepatology, haematology, neurology, respiratory and skin conditions.

As well as the MSc, the programme is structured flexibly to provide options for PgCert and PgDip awards, which can be tailored to your career or interest. Since genomic medicine is becoming part of clinical practice, if you are an existing healthcare professional looking to upskill, you can also study on a modular basis towards your Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

Programme structure

The MSc is designed to provide a solid introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation, including an understanding of disease genetics and how genomic medicine can illuminate disease mechanisms and biology. You will examine the range of ‘omic’ technologies: their interpretation and application in key areas of healthcare such as cancer, rare inherited diseases and infectious diseases, as well as research.

With the development of bioinformatics now playing such a crucial role, you will gain sufficient knowledge and understanding required to critically interpret existing genomic research and develop the skills to collect, analyse and interpret data using a range of statistical and bioinformatics techniques.

As a key part of the MSc course, you will get the opportunity to develop research skills by conducting a 60-credit laboratory/computer research project or a 30-credit literature review. Many of our part-time students choose a project which can be incorporated within their work, such as genetic analysis of particular patient samples. Others have studied diverse topics such as neurological genetic disease or patients with tuberculosis. One recent student conducted a project on how genomic education could be incorporated into and benefit midwife training.

MSc Genomic Medicine has been structured to provide options to study for PgCert and PgDip awards, as well as the MSc. At PgDip level, we offer two study routes (Option 1 and 2), which enable you to focus on cancer, pharmacogenomics, infectious or inherited disease. At PgCert level, we offer four different pathways:

Genomic Medicine (Standard): The majority of PgCert students follow the Standard pathway as it includes the core elements of the MSc programme.
Genomic Medicine (Medical): If you already have significant knowledge of genomics, this pathway allows you to opt out of the Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics module.
Genomic Medicine (Bioinformatics): This pathway is ideal for those with an interest in big data and data handling.
Genomic Healthcare: This pathway of core modules has been designed based on feedback from our clinical students, including nurses, and is based on content most helpful to their daily work.
Our wide range of specialist modules can also be studied individually as part of Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD). If you work in the NHS our modules are available with or without assessment, fully funded by HEE as part of your ‘workforce development’ (subject to available commissions). In recent years, a broad range of health professionals have chosen to study with us, including GPs, surgeons, consultants, research nurses, genetic technologists and biomedical scientists.

Click here to view or download the 2023-24 MSc Genomic Medicine timetable (PDF).

Modules
Modules throughout the course may include the following:

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MSc (180 credits, 8–10 modules plus research project)
PgDip (120 credit, 8 modules)
PgCert (60 credits, four modules)
PgCert Genomic Medicine (Medical)
PgCert Genomic Medicine (Bioinformatics)
PgCert Genomic Healthcare

Career opportunities

The MSc is designed to provide a solid introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation, including an understanding of disease genetics and how genomic medicine can illuminate disease mechanisms and biology. You will examine the range of ‘omic’ technologies: their interpretation and application in key areas of healthcare such as cancer, rare inherited diseases and infectious diseases, as well as research.

With the development of bioinformatics now playing such a crucial role, you will gain sufficient knowledge and understanding required to critically interpret existing genomic research and develop the skills to collect, analyse and interpret data using a range of statistical and bioinformatics techniques.

As a key part of the MSc course, you will get the opportunity to develop research skills by conducting a 60-credit laboratory/computer research project or a 30-credit literature review. Many of our part-time students choose a project which can be incorporated within their work, such as genetic analysis of particular patient samples. Others have studied diverse topics such as neurological genetic disease or patients with tuberculosis. One recent student conducted a project on how genomic education could be incorporated into and benefit midwife training.

MSc Genomic Medicine has been structured to provide options to study for PgCert and PgDip awards, as well as the MSc. At PgDip level, we offer two study routes (Option 1 and 2), which enable you to focus on cancer, pharmacogenomics, infectious or inherited disease. At PgCert level, we offer four different pathways:

Genomic Medicine (Standard): The majority of PgCert students follow the Standard pathway as it includes the core elements of the MSc programme.
Genomic Medicine (Medical): If you already have significant knowledge of genomics, this pathway allows you to opt out of the Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics module.
Genomic Medicine (Bioinformatics): This pathway is ideal for those with an interest in big data and data handling.
Genomic Healthcare: This pathway of core modules has been designed based on feedback from our clinical students, including nurses, and is based on content most helpful to their daily work.
Our wide range of specialist modules can also be studied individually as part of Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD). If you work in the NHS our modules are available with or without assessment, fully funded by HEE as part of your ‘workforce development’ (subject to available commissions). In recent years, a broad range of health professionals have chosen to study with us, including GPs, surgeons, consultants, research nurses, genetic technologists and biomedical scientists.

Click here to view or download the 2023-24 MSc Genomic Medicine timetable (PDF).

Modules
Modules throughout the course may include the following:

View all
MSc (180 credits, 8–10 modules plus research project)
PgDip (120 credit, 8 modules)
PgCert (60 credits, four modules)
PgCert Genomic Medicine (Medical)
PgCert Genomic Medicine (Bioinformatics)
PgCert Genomic Healthcare

Apply now! Spring semester 2024
Application period has ended
Studies commence
4 Feb 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024
Pre-deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Please ask your manager in Baltic Center about correct deadline for your country

Application deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
16 Sept 2024
Apply now! Spring semester 2024
Application period has ended
Studies commence
4 Feb 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024
Pre-deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Please ask your manager in Baltic Center about correct deadline for your country

Application deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
16 Sept 2024
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