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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Genomic Medicine

Acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to interpret and understand genomic data across a range of settings.

  • Postgraduate taught
  • PG Cert

Postgraduate Certificate

Acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to interpret and understand genomic data across a range of settings.

  • Postgraduate taught
  • PG Dip

Postgraduate Diploma

Acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to interpret and understand genomic data across a range of settings.

Acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to interpret and understand genomic data across a range of settings

Receive flexible, multi-disciplinary training towards a career in clinical practice and medical research

Benefit from a blended learning approach that allows you to fit studies around your professional career needs

How would you like to study?

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year, 2 years

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Full-time, Part-time

  • Fees

    • £14,050 Home

    • £40,800 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Hammersmith

    • Royal Brompton

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in a medical, biomedical or healthcare subject

View full entry requirements
  • Qualification

    • PG Cert

  • Duration

    4 months, 1 year

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Full-time, Part-time

  • Fees

    • £4,684 Home

    • £20,400 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Hammersmith

    • Royal Brompton

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in a medical, biomedical or healthcare subject

View full entry requirements
  • Qualification

    • PG Dip

  • Duration

    8 months, 2 years

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Full-time, Part-time

  • Fees

    • £9,367 Home

    • £32,640 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Hammersmith

    • Royal Brompton

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in a medical, biomedical or healthcare subject

View full entry requirements

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Course overview

Build the knowledge and skills to interpret and understand genomic data on this course, which leads to a Master’s degree.

You'll cover all major aspects of genomic science and medicine to better understand how genomic data impacts on service delivery.

Designed to suit students from a range of science and healthcare backgrounds, you'll receive rigorous training in genomics and apply it to clinical practice and medical research.

You'll be taught through a blended format of learning that incorporates face-to-face and online teaching, live webinars, and self-study in your eight taught modules.

An extended research project provides you with an opportunity to explore a set area of medical genomics in further detail, using a range of research strategies.

This work will develop your project management and problem-solving skills as you deepen your understanding of genomic medicine. 

The course programme also collaborates closely with the Institute of Cancer Research and Brunel University London to provide a broader range of training towards a career in research.

 

Build the knowledge and skills to interpret and understand genomic data on this course, which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate.

You'll cover all major aspects of genomic science and medicine to better understand how genomic data impacts on service delivery.

Designed to suit students from a range of science and healthcare backgrounds, you'll receive rigorous training in genomics and apply it to clinical practice and medical research.

You'll be taught through a blended format of learning that incorporates face-to-face and online teaching, live webinars, and self-study.

The course programme also collaborates closely with the Institute of Cancer Research and Brunel University London to provide a broader range of training towards a career in research.

Build the knowledge and skills to interpret and understand genomic data on this course, which leads to a Postgraduate Diploma.

You'll cover all major aspects of genomic science and medicine to better understand how genomic data impacts on service delivery.

Designed to suit students from a range of science and healthcare backgrounds, you'll receive rigorous training in genomics and apply it to clinical practice and medical research.

During your studies, you'll evaluate the potential of large-scale patient genome analysis to revolutionise healthcare across inherited disease, cancer and infectious disease.

You'll also consider its implications in the healthcare setting, and critically analyse the societal and ethical context of genomic medicine.

Teaching is delivered through a blended format of learning that incorporates face-to-face and online teaching, live webinars, and self-study.

The course programme also collaborates closely with the Institute of Cancer Research and Brunel University London to provide a broader range of training towards a career in research.

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Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

You’ll study the following compulsory modules.

Compulsory modules

You’ll choose one module each from Group 1 and Group 2.

Group 1

Group 2

Complete a 14 week-full time or one-year part-time research project.

This can be laboratory-based, clinically-based, computer-based or literature-based.  

Your work will be assessed by a written dissertation and an oral presentation.

The project may be supervised by staff at Imperial, the Insitute of Cancer Research, Brunel University London or at your workplace.

You’ll study the following core module.

Core module

Choose three optional modules from the list provided. 

Optional modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

You’ll choose one module each from Group 1 and Group 2.

Group 1

Group 2

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Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

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How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Computing labs
  • Data analysis
  • Debates and discussions
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Journal clubs
  • Laboratory teaching
  • Person giving seminar
    Keynote lectures
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Seminars

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Practical
  • Research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Computing labs
  • Data analysis
  • Debates and discussions
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Journal clubs
  • Laboratory teaching
  • Person giving seminar
    Keynote lectures
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Seminars

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Practical

Teaching and learning methods

  • Computing labs
  • Data analysis
  • Debates and discussions
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Journal clubs
  • Laboratory teaching
  • Person giving seminar
    Keynote lectures
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Seminars

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Practical

Tuition fees

Home fee

MSc

£14,050
Top-up fee - £4,684

PG Dip

£9,367
Top-up fee - £4,684

PG Cert

£4,684

Overseas fee

MSc

£40,800
Top-up fee - £8,160

PG Dip

£32,640
Top-up fee - £12,240

PG Cert

£20,400

Your future career

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Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for a genomic science and medicine career.

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Explore this area of clinical practice and research from a multi-professional perspective.

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Part-time students interested in applying genomic medicine to their current careers can also take advantage of this flexible program.

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Many students pursue clinical and non-clinical PhDs and graduate medical degrees upon graduation.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Many graduates often find roles in industry or the NHS Scientific Training Programme.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications