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Genomic Medicine, PGCert

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Part time


1 year

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: F-O

Course type


Course Summary


If you are a healthcare professional already working in the NHS, or you’re a graduate wanting to work in the clinical setting, this Genomic Degree will enhance your career prospects.

This course based on the curriculum of Health Education England, NHS England and Genomics England LTD, will equip you with; knowledge and skills to understand and interpret genomic data, an understanding of genetic and genomic techniques in a clinical setting, bioinformatic approaches required for analysis of genomic data, and advanced knowledge and skills to improve service delivery to patients.

On this programme you will be introduced to the fundamentals of human genetics and genomics along with techniques required for DNA and RNA sequencing to study genomic variation observed in the clinical setting. Everything you learn will enhance your employability skills, whether you already work in the NHS, or you are a student who wants a career in the clinical setting.


You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, workshops, tutorials, interactive group learning, work-based learning and guest lectures. This section could be with related to the teaching environment where the students come from all different disciplines e.g. clinicians, pathologists, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, nurses and GPs and so students will be exposed to many different professions and opinions that genomic medicine can impact - learning from each other.


This course has been designed the course to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Genomic Medicine, and the skills and knowledge you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.


This module will provide students with an understanding of the legal, regulatory & governance frameworks associated with medical genomics and the use of genomic data. It will equip students to explore and evaluate the main ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) involved in: genomic testing and the wider implications for the patient and their families; precision medicine; and the use of genomic data for population research.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:1 in a relevant subject such as biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pharmacy, medical biosciences or nursing* Applications from candidates who can demonstrate sufficient relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis, for example: a relevant professional qualification at a suitable level; several years' relevant post-qualifying professional experience, at least some of which must be at a responsible level; completion of at least three years of an undergraduate medical degree.

University information

Ideally located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to impressive beaches along the Gower Peninsula as well as a buzzing city centre. Since its inception in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation. Swansea continues this legacy today, receiving a wide range of accolades and awards each year. The university is thrilled to be included in the top 25 for...more

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