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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

MSc Health Genomics will train you to analyse genomic data in connection with health and disease. You will explore how genome sequences are analysed and you will receive hands-on experience in data analysis. You will also study gene and genome technologies, as well as can develop your professional skills.

Genome sequencing is revolutionising the field of medicine. The ability to sequence and analyse the genome of individuals in a fast and inexpensive manner, provides an unprecedented level of genetic information associated to health and disease. The data processing of such levels of information is challenging, and requires specialised skills in genomics, health, and data analysis.

MSc Health Genomics will cover the following topics, amongst others:

  • Gene technologies and general genomics
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Data analysis and computing programming
  • State-of-the-art genome-wide analysis techniques
  • Statistical analysis of biomedical data

Your future

Personalised medicine is becoming a priority for health providers and governmental agencies around the world. Studying MSc Health Genomics will enable you to be a part of the next generation of healthcare providers, equipped with the necessary skills in health data analytics and genomics to make a real difference.

Potential career paths include genomics consultant, health data analyst, genomic diagnostic specialist, and scientist/researcher in health genomics.


Your Research Project is the largest piece of work that you will complete during the course and contributes 90 credits (33%) of your final marks. You should find this to be both stimulating and of particular importance for your future career, because it will provide you with the opportunity to analyse a system in some depth and perform a coherent set of experiments allowing you to further develop your skills in experimental design, problem solving and the analysis and interpretation of data.

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Entry requirements

You need a degree with an overall 2.2, or equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science(s), Genetics, Pharmacology, Medicine, Chemistry. Your degree should contain some Biology/Medical components including Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Drug Design, Immunology, Microbiology and Virology. We will also consider applicants with backgrounds in Data Science, Bioinformatics or Computer Science degrees on a case-by-case basis.