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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: F-O Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Based on the indicative curriculum of Health Education England, NHS England and Genomics England LTD, our course will equip research scientists and Health Care Professionals 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, advanced knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to develop and deliver personalised health care. Students will be introduced to: The fundamentals of human genetics and genomics; Techniques required for DNA and RNA sequencing to study genomic variation observed in the clinical setting; Bioinformatic approaches required for the analysis of genomic data.

Different course options

Full time | Swansea University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module will cover the fundamental principles of informatics and bioinformatics applied to clinical genomics, find and use major genomic and genetic data resources; use software packages, in silico tools, databases and literature searches to align sequence data to the reference genome, critically assess, annotate and interpret findings from genetic and genomic analyses. Theoretical sessions will be coupled with practical assignments of analysing and annotating predefined data sets.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 honours degree or above in a bioscience or health related discipline e.g. genetics, biochemistry, biological sciences, medical biosciences, pharmacy, pharmacology. Applications from students 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

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named Welsh University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Good University Guide 2017, is recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and won the Postgraduate award at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards...more