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Genetic and Genomic Counselling

Cardiff University

36 months
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10950 GBP/year
6950 GBP/year
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About

In the Genetic and Genomic Counselling program from Cardiff University, you will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families. 

Overview

This MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling program from Cardiff University is an innovative, part-time, largely distance-learning Genetic and Genomic Counselling course from Cardiff University. 

This opens up our well-established training expertise to an international audience, as it removes the need for you to relocate to Cardiff for full-time study to train as a genetic counsellor. Instead, you will attend short intensive teaching blocks in Wales and engage in online learning throughout the remainder of each year.

Careers and placements

This programme is particularly suitable for those interested in pursuing a career as a genetic counsellor in the UK, as it is designed to meet the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) Set A educational requirement to submit a Notification of Intention to Register with the GCRB. The programme is accredited by the GCRB, so that the MSc qualifies trainee genetic counsellors to apply for Assured Voluntary Registration with the GCRB, which enables a trainee genetic counsellor (paid on Agenda For Change (AFC) band 6) to move into an AFC band 7 NHS post in the UK NHS.

It is also suitable for those interested in pursuing a career as a genetic counsellor in Europe and internationally, as it is designed to meet the European Board of Medical Genetics (EBMG Genetic Counsellors division) educational requirement to submit a Notification of Intention to Register with the EBMG. The accreditation from EBMG means that the MSc qualification qualifies trainee genetic counsellors to apply for EBMG registration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counselling and Communication Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Applied Genetics and Bioinformatics in Clinical Care
  • Advanced Genetic and Genomic Counselling
  • Placement: Genetic and Genomic Counselling
  • Dissertation: Genetic and Genomic Counselling

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you submit an application after this date, we will only consider it if places are still available post-interview.

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to have 2:1 honours degree, or an equivalent international degree, in a biological or (bio)medical science. Equivalent science degrees are also accepted e.g. social science, nursing, psychology.
  • references that evidence you have gained at least 6 months full-time equivalent (approx. 800 hours) non-family caring experience at the point of application. 
  • an academic reference evidencing your capacity to undertake the demands of the programme
  • a personal statement that demonstrates your knowledge, motivation, and commitment to a career in genetic and genomic counselling (you must use the questions as headings in your document)
  • What motivates you to apply for this course?
    • What personal qualities and attributes do you possess that would enhance your ability to work as a genetic counsellor?
    • Please describe any experience you have had working with individuals who might be considered vulnerable.
    • If you have previously applied for this course and were unsuccessful, please describe what further experience you have gained which may strengthen your application.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      10950 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 36 months.
    • National

      6950 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6950 GBP per year during 36 months.

    Living costs for Cardiff

    628 - 1066 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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