MSc Precision Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
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 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.

We do not require previous research experience or 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
20 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.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Learn the principles of precision and stratified medicine using individual molecular and lifestyle variability.
  • Learn the fundamentals of omics technologies including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
  • Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK and among the top 30 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • Undertake an extended 35-week research project within the University, the Manchester Cancer Research Centre or a teaching hospital in Greater Manchester.
  • Intercalating medical students can apply for this MSc.

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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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Intercalation Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an intercalation bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are commencing certain master's courses in 2020.

The bursary is available to students who:

  • are The University of Manchester's medical students intercalating on MRes Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine, MSc Precision Medicine or MRes Infection Biology;
  • have home fee status;
  • 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 who meet the criteria so there is no application process.

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 2020.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
  • 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

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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