menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day
Genomic Medicine (HEE Funded) MSc

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: F-O Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Advances in technology and informatics have fuelled an exponential growth in genomics research. Take this popular programme to be a part of the genomic revolution - make your own discoveries, take part in cutting-edge research and open new avenues in drug discovery and patient care.

  • Work directly with patient data from the pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project
  • Award-winning lecturers – one of whom was knighted for their contribution to genomics
  • Study in a stimulating research environment next to the headquarters of Genomics England
  • Flexible part-time distance learning allows you to study alongside practical work
  • World-class specialty faculty – our School of Medicine ranks in the UK top 10
  • Available to study on campus or online and also as a PGDip and PGCert


  • Access to a flexible online e-learning platform (QMPlus, Eco360) which allows you to discuss and exchange ideas, share knowledge as well as access all lecture sessions in your own time
  • Access to video and audio recordings of all lectures and other online resources (journals, books and databases)
  • Access to our campus facilities if you decide to visit at any point during your course

Career paths

In developing your knowledge and skills in genomics, the course will prepare you for work or PhD study in:

  • genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • medical-related research in academia or the pharmaceutical industry
  • the medical application of genomics
  • introducing genomics as a new technology into a healthcare system.


This module will provide clear understanding of the structure and variations in genetic material. The module aim is to deliver a solid theoretical foundation in the area of basic genetics and genomics to the participants in order to understand the study of disease genetics and how genomic information can be utilised to understand disease mechanisms and biology. The first section 'Genome Structure & Sequence variation' will review the architecture of the human genome and the functional units embedded. It will then cover DNA sequence variation and how it is structured across the genome, explaining the principles of linkage disequilibrium and its extent in human populations. The next part `Biology of Genomes' will cover in more detail aspects of gene regulation (enhancers, promoters, transcription factors, silencers) and chromatin structure (histone modifications; DNase I hypersensitive sites, open chromatin). It will then discuss genetic control of functional elements introducing the basic principles of quantitative trait loci (QTL) analyses. Under the `Association Studies section participants will be introduced to the principles of correlating genetic markers to phenotype as well as the design and execution of association studies both for dichotomous and quantitative traits . Participants will learn how to critically interpret the output of association studies and the potential as well as the limitations of using such information to assess disease risk. Under the Epigenetics section participants will be introduced to DNA methylation and its implication to human disease. In the last section of this module participants will learn about integration of genetic data from an association study with genomic information to explore the biology of the investigated trait.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

Similar courses at this uni

Gastroenterology MSc

Full time | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

Cancer and Therapeutics MSc

Full time | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

Gastroenterology PGDip

Full time | 9 months | 18-SEP-23

Cancer and Therapeutics PGDip

Full time | 9 months | 18-SEP-23