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MSc Genomic Medicine at The University of Manchester
MSc Genomic Medicine
Develop the skills and knowledge to apply genomic technologies and data interpretation to clinical practice or scientific research.

MSc Genomic Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

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

We require an undergraduate degree (normally an Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • biomedical science
  • medicine
  • nursing.

Flexibility on entry requirements will be applied to candidates with 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 application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications 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 to apply genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to patient care.
  • Learn from clinical and academic experts from The University of Manchester, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, and the University of Liverpool. 
  • 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.
  • Units from this MSc as standalone courses for continuing professional development (CPD). Please visit the Genomic Medicine CPD units page.

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 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,500
    International students (per annum): £26,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,750
    International students (per annum): £13,000
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,800
    International students (per annum): £20,800
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,400
    International students (per annum): £10,400
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,400
    International students (per annum): £10,400
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,700
    International students (per annum): £5,200
  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,200 per 15 credit module
    International students (per annum): £2,700 per 15 credit module

Additional expenses

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


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 £1,000 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 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • 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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