• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

The study of the relationship between an individual’s genes and his or her response to a medication allows physicians and other clinicians to prescribe drugs to maximize therapy early on and avoid or decrease the chance of adverse effects. Pharmacogenomics is a revolutionary application of science, and Manchester University offers one of the only degree programs in the world focusing on this “here and now,” cutting-edge field!

Where Innovation Meets Medication

With the Master of Science degree in Pharmacogenomics (MS in PGx) at Manchester University, you will be ready for employment in the genetic testing and pharmaceutical industries as an applied scientist who can work on all aspects of pharmacogenomic testing including sample accessioning and preparation, sample analysis, data storage, data mining and reporting. You will also be equipped to pursue a Ph.D. or a professional degree in fields like medicine, pharmacy or dentistry. This program can also expand your capabilities in professional fields, such as genetic counseling.

Upon completion of our program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the scientific principles that relate to pharmacogenomics.
  • Use literature and database resources to keep up-to-date with the evolving field of pharmacogenomics.
  • Interpret pharmacogenomic test results and effectively communicate information in written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with relevant instrumentation and methodologies.

Accreditation

The Manchester University Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics Program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacology
  • Human Genetics 
  • Analytical Technology 
  • Research Responsibility and Ethics
  • Applied Pharmacogenomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Spring semester (January start) and Fall semester (August start) is only for the online program.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science or a science related field (chemistry, biology, etc.); or a professional degree (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.); or a master's degree in science or science related field (genetic counseling, etc.)
  • Official or certified copies of national exams
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts
Secondary transcripts of grades, marks or final exam results must be certified as true copies of the original.  If you are transferring from a university outside the U.S., you must have the transcript evaluated by World Education Services. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29920 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    27200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27200 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Funding

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