Health Genomics, M.Sc. | University of Essex | Colchester, United Kingdom
12 months
19740 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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MSc Health Genomics at the University of Essex will train you to analyse genomic data in connection with health and disease.

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Genome sequencing is revolutionising the field of medicine. The ability to sequence and analyse the genome of individuals in a fast and inexpensive manner, provides an unprecedented level of genetic information associated to health and disease. The data processing of such levels of information is challenging, and requires specialised skills in genomics, health and data analysis.

 You will explore how genome sequences are analysed and you will receive hands-on experience in data analysis. You will also study gene and genome technologies, as well as have the opportunity to develop your professional skills.

Your future

Personalised medicine is becoming a priority for health providers and governmental agencies around the world. Studying Health Genomics at the University of Essex will enable you to be a part of the next generation of healthcare providers, equipped with the necessary skills in health data analytics and genomics to make a real difference.

Potential career paths include: genomics consultant, health data analyst, genomic diagnostic specialist and scientist/researcher in health genomics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of Genomic Data

  • Gene Technology and Synthetic Biology

  • Genomics
  • Professional Skills and the Business of Biosciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an overall 2.2, or equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science(s), Genetics, Pharmacology, Medicine, Chemistry.
  • Your degree should contain some Biology/Medical components including: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Drug Design, Immunology, Microbiology and Virology.
  • We will also consider applicants with backgrounds in Data Science, Bioinformatics or Computer Science degrees on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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    19740 GBP/year
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  • National

    9200 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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