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Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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MSc - Master of Science

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Genomic data and technologies are transforming clinical practice and medical research, and this MSc ensures you are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. This programme explores the genomics and informatics of rare and common diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, and is suitable for health professionals or students seeking to apply genomics to their current or future study. This course focuses on our local clinical and bioinformatics expertise, and offers you the choice of three pathways: Genomic Medicine, Genomic Informatics or general Genomics.


During the module students will review the architecture of the human genome, including both coding and non-coding elements, and the regulation of gene expression. Students will then explore the nature of genetic variation within the human genome, how it arises, and how it contributes to human disease. The principles and practice of medical genetics, and the management and treatment of probands and their families will be discussed and the role of genomics in a care pathway will be examined. Modes of inheritance and clinical presentation of human disorders will be introduced. Students will develop skills in using genome browsers, genome variant databases and in silico tools for the assessment of the impact of genetic variants on clinical phenotype.

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Students will need at least a 2:2 degree in a subject such as: life sciences, computer science, medicine/nursing. You must submit all supporting documents, including evidence that you can satisfy our English language requirement, when you submit your application.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more

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