MSc Genomic Medicine / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2020

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.

Advice to applicants

Your application form must include the following documents.

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails, signed and dated within six months of your application. We do not contact referees directly.
  • Copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English) if you have already graduated.
  • Academic transcripts (with translations if not in English).
  • Full CV including voluntary experience.
  • Personal statement - approximately 300-500 words about why you wish to take this course and how it will affect your personal and professional development. This statement should try and refer to your current role. The statement must clearly demonstrate that you have background knowledge of human genetics if this is not obvious from your degree or transcripts. Applicants that cannot demonstrate this may be rejected on the basis that they have insufficient background knowledge to allow them to cope with a Master's level course in the subject.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (if required).

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

How your application is considered

Your application will be reviewed by the course director once we receive all supporting documentation.

We consider applications on an academic and relevant professional experience basis based on all of the information provided.

Interview requirements

We do not normally interview applicants but reserve the right to do so in certain circumstances.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. This means that if you intend to begin a course on 16 September 2019, we will not issue you with a CAS number before 16th June 2019.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.

Deferrals

Deferrals are considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants may defer entry to the course for up to one year.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.