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Medical Genomics - MSc

Why study this course?

Our Medical Genomics MSc course will bring you up to speed with the post-genomic era following the game-changing breakthrough that is the sequencing of the human genome. The data now being generated is producing insights at an amazing rate, and personalised medicine is just around the corner.  Skilled and talented biologists capable of analysing, processing and innovating are in growing demand by employers. If you're a science graduate who wants to specialise and gain employment in this area, then you can be part of the new golden age in medical genomics with this master's degree.

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On this course, you’ll enhance your knowledge of genomic science from a health perspective. As genetic testing becomes part of routine medical evaluations and more geneticists are needed to perform the tests, we can help develop your skills through unique research projects, outstanding teaching and high-quality facilities.

London Met’s superb facilities include a £30 million Science Centre with 280 workstations and specialist laboratories where you can undertake research and refine your hands-on experience. This will greatly enhance your employability upon graduation.

Our research-active staff will be joined guest lecturers from organisations such as Barts Health NHS Trust, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London, St George's Hospital and Brunel University. We also maintain a strong collaboration with the prestigious Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education (ICFES), providing you with the opportunity to sign up to our exciting international work exchange programme.

These connections with prestigious universities mean you’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss your career options, secure work placements or apply for studentships. When you graduate, you’ll also be eligible to join the Royal Society of Biology, with whom we are registering this course to be accredited in the near future.

The University’s close location to the impressive genome and scientific job market in London means you’ll be well-placed for a career upon graduation. Our Careers and Employability team will help you improve your CV and assist you in your search for employment upon graduation from the Medical Genomics MSc.

Assessment

You’ll be tested through a wide variety of assessments. You’ll write laboratory reports, give presentations, sit written exams, take part in debates, answer quizzes, experience virtual labs via online learning, make posters and defend your work in presentations.

You will be required to have:

  • a lower second class (2.2) UK undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject (eg biology, biomedical science, biological science or medical genetics)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications, please see our English language requirements.

In this course, you will take an introductory module on genetics and Genomics, together with a fascinating module discussing the ethics of science.

With your training in human genetics, many opportunities will be available to you upon graduation. Genomics is important in both public and private domains, and there is increasing demand for new graduates in a growing number of new genome centres and companies in the UK and abroad, such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambirdge and Medgenome in India. Genomics is also a key area for the NHS, with governmental initiatives such as the 100,000 Genomes Project.

As genetics becomes a recognised part of all biological sciences, there will be an increasing demand for individuals with expertise in this field.

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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