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Genomic Medicine, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: F-O Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This part-time 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.

Your face-to-face teaching on campus will be supplemented with interactive group work learning. Throughout your degree the emphasis will be on practical as well as analytical skills. Assessment is a mixture of multiple choice questions and case-study presentations. 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. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



The Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics module is a subject-specific module in the MSc Genomic Medicine programme. This unit will provide essential and contemporary knowledge relating to genetic science and genetic disease. The module will prepare participants to understand disease genetics, how genomic medicine can be utilised to elucidate disease mechanisms and biology in the context of genomic medicine. It will provide core knowledge underpinning later modules in bioinformatics and statistics. This module will serve as a foundation for those wishing to advance their careers within the NHS in genomic medicine.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 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; and 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