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Upon completion of Precision Medicine - Genomic Data Science at University of Leeds, you will find you have an excellent chance of moving into the analytical genomics field in industry, the NHS and academia.

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The rapid transformation of healthcare through personalised genomic medicine is matched only by the consistently growing demand for talented graduates with the right skill-set.

From early diagnosis, to drugs based on our unique genetic codes, to disease prevention, there is a huge demand for more biomedical scientists with analytical skills. Responding to this gap, this unique course has been designed to directly meet the need for those with both biological knowledge and the computational and analytical interest to drive genomic precision medicine.

Whether you’re experienced with data analysis or not, this Precision Medicine - Genomic Data Science at University of Leeds will develop your skills and provide extra support for those students who are less confident in their mathematical ability.

You will gain the skills to use large volumes of complex data, encompassing genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenotypic data, epidemiology and clinical trial investigations, to improve the understanding of disease mechanisms.


As outlined in the recent publication ‘Science Industry Partnership: Skills Strategy 2025’, there is a demand amongst employers for the skills that you will develop on this programme.Upon completion of this programme you’ll be well-placed to undertake a PhD in this field. You may also be able to enter into a number of roles within the industry or NHS:

  • Computational biology
  • Data analytics functions
  • Clinical genetics
  • Disease Biologist
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Clinical leadership in genomic medicine

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • High-Throughput Technologies 
  •  Biopharmaceutical Development: Clinical   
  • Analytical Skills in Precision Medicine    
  • Research Project: Genomics and Analytics
  • Statistical Theory and Methods   
  •  Statistical Learning



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Course start dates and application deadlines vary, so please check the details of your chosen course before applying. If no deadline is given, we advise applying by July where possible, particularly for international applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological sciences or natural sciences. Subject to University regulations, MBChB or BDS students who had completed 3 years of study would be eligible to intercalate.
  • While the course does not assume any prior knowledge of statistics, we require that students demonstrate their aptitude for statistics from either undergraduate teaching in statistics/mathematics, an A-level (or equivalent) in mathematics or other relevant experience.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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



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