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MSc Genomic Medicine at The University of Manchester
MSc Genomic Medicine
The MSc/MRes courses are aimed at healthcare professionals and science graduates working in areas where genomic medicine is part of clinical practice.

MSc Genomic Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc, MRes, PGDip, PGCert, CPD available
MSc 1Yr FT 2Yr PT; MRes 1Yr FT; PGDip 9M FT 18M PT
Entry requirements

We require an undergraduate degree (normally an Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in a relevant biomedical subject including medicine and nursing.

Flexibility on entry requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive professional experience.

Subject to confirmation of suitability, the following number of credits can be accepted as Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL):

  • MSc: 60 credits
  • PGDip: 45 credits
  • PGCert: 15 credits

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will also be considered on an individual basis.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your application form.

We recommend you apply as early as possible. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018 for September applications. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert Y Y N N

Course overview

MSc Genomic Medicine - Stuart Ingram

The course material is well-balanced, detailed and directly relevant to my current role at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.

The combination of taught sessions, assignments, e-learning and group work has helped me develop a deep understanding of the material. Tutors are exceptionally helpful and open to questions and contact outside of classes.

Stuart Ingram / MSc Genomic Medicine
  • Learn how to apply genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to patient care. Clinical oversight ensures course content is contemporary and relevant to healthcare professionals.
  • Run with collaboration from the University of Liverpool.
  • Learn from clinical and academic experts from the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • MRes pathway is available and provides excellent experience for progressing onto a PhD in genomics.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £11,000
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,200
    International students (per annum): £8,800
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,600
    International students (per annum): £4,400
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,400
    International students (per annum): £17,600
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,200
    International students (per annum): £8,800
  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,200 per 15 credit module
    International students (per annum): £2,700 per 15 credit module
Full funding is available to NHS staff for the MSc, PGDip, PGCert and CPD pathways through Health Education England .

Additional expenses

Travel to the University of Liverpool will be required for some units (please see course unit list).


Postgraduate loans are available if you are a UK or EU national, or have `settled status'. Visit the postgraduate loans page for more information.

Full funding is available to NHS staff for the MSC, PGDip, PGCert and CPD pathways through Health Education England .

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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