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Genomic Medicine, MSc/PGDip/PGCert

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #33 (QS) ,
This Genomic Medicine course at King's College London follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George’s and King's, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions.


The Genomic Medicine programme at King's College London, taught jointly with St George’s, is an opportunity to explore how recent technological advances have transformed the way that genetic data is generated, analysed and presented, and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios.

Key Benefits

  • Jointly taught by King’s and St George’s, University of London – institutions with world-class research, clinical and teaching expertise across the full spectrum of Genomic Medicine
  • Integrated within the South London Genomic Medicine Centre
  • Both campuses are co-located with leading teaching hospitals
  • Institutional expertise in multi-professional education

Career prospects

An MSc in Genomic Medicine will provide career opportunities for a range of professions from laboratory based researchers to diagnostic and healthcare professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of human genetics and genomics 
  • Omics techniques and technologies; their application to genomic medicine 
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in geome analysis 
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment
  • Genomics of common and rare inherited diseases 
  • Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare 
  • Application of genomics in infectious disease  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    MSc –  180 creditsPG Diploma – 120 creditsPG Cert -  60 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • To be eligible for this course you must have a minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant bioscience degree. You may be invited to interview to determine that your genetics knowledge base is sufficient to cope with the rigour of the course. As such, a 2:2 may not always be sufficient to guarantee a place on the course.
  • You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.
  • You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time MSc

  • Home/UK: £6,750 
  • Overseas: £11,000 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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