MSc Precision Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc 12 months FT, PGCert 4 months FT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • biomedical sciences
  • medical sciences
  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • biochemical sciences
  • pharmacological sciences
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • pharmacy
  • veterinary medicine
  • computational biology

This must be from a recognised university.

We will also consider candidates with Upper Second degrees in a relevant alternative analytical, physical or computing science area. Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience may be accepted as qualification for entry for applicants with a Lower Second or equivalent. Applicants with a lower second or equivalent must add details of previous advanced study, research or professional experience to the personal statement in order to be considered.

We do not require a developed research proposal from applicants.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from The University of Manchester and other UK universities. Intercalating students must have satisfactorily completed Years 1 to 3 of the MBChB. For St Andrews students, this includes the 3-year course and the following year in Manchester (Year 3 of the Manchester course).

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
25 places.
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.

You must include a personal statement that uses the format outlined in the Advice to applicants section.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

"Precision Medicine is a rapidly changing and exciting area of science that is significantly impacting on healthcare.

"Delivered by world-leading clinical and scientific experts this multidisciplinary programme is ideally suited for biomedical science and intercalating students to pursue a career in industry, academia or as a clinical academic."

John Curtin / Lecturer in Precision Medicine
  • Learn the principles of precision, translational and stratified medicine and the clinical impact of individual molecular and lifestyle variability.
  • Learn the fundamentals of omics technologies including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
  • Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK and among the top 35 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2023).
  • Undertake an extended 35-week research project within the world-leading research groups in the University, the Manchester Cancer Research Centre or a teaching hospital in Greater Manchester.
  • Intercalating medical students can apply for this MSc.

Open days

Come along to our open day webinar on master's in biosciences on Thursday 7 December 11am-12pm. Our postgraduate education leads will take you through the available courses in the School of Biological Sciences, how to apply and what it's like to study a master's at Manchester. In the final part of the webinar you will be able to ask any outstanding questions. Book your place here .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £14,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £34,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK students (fees are typically fixed for International students for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
0161 529 4539
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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