12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Learn how to harness recent unprecedented advances in genomic technologies to improve patient outcomes at this Genomics MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. You’ll gain experience of exploring and applying data gained through sampling, sequencing and interpreting genomic information in both clinical and academic research.


Course Details

We look at Genomics in the context of its application to clinical practice and to medical and academic research. This Genomics MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is, therefore, suitable for health professionals from different professional backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, public health, science and technology.

You’ll be able to tailor your learning to your professional needs.

Your genomics pathway options are:

  • MSc Genomics - choose from a wide range of optional modules to enhance your core genomics learning on this flexible pathway.
  • MSc Genomic Informatics - you’ll develop specialist knowledge of genomics informatics, the science of problem-solving using data, and will be able to choose to study topics such as programming and machine learning.
  • MSc Genomic Medicine - you’ll study the impact of genomics in medicine, with core learning in genomics guided treatment and focus on the treatment of common and rare diseases.

Our intensive, condensed modules allow you to attend in person in blocks of 2-3 days, with self-study between modules supported through our online learning environment.

We offer specialist modules focusing on:

  • data analysis and interpretation – genomic informatics
  • genetic counselling skills
  • precision medicine – genomics guided treatment
  • the clinical interpretation of genomic information

Genomics medicine and bioinformatics are specialist research areas of the University. You’ll benefit from our work with the Wessex Regional Genetics Service and the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory.

We’re home to the UK’s first dedicated Cancer Immunology Centre. This centre is at the large teaching hospital where you’ll be based, Southampton General Hospital. The University also boasts one of the world’s top 500 supercomputers, Iridis 5. 

During your research project, you’ll work alongside our research groups. You’ll be able to contribute to the development of genomics with the very real possibility of your research being published.

This course is available to take as an intercalation degree for undergraduate medical students. Intercalation means that you'll take a year out of your undergraduate medicine degree to gain this extra award.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have gone onto a wide range of careers and genomic medicine jobs within the sector, including:

  • graduate entry medicine
  • NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Cancer Genomics
  • NHS research facilitator
  • PhD study
  • medical science liaison officer (pharmaceutical company)
  • training programme director (pharmacy, Health Education England)
  • research manager (university)

As well as gaining practical skills to improve your professional practice you’ll gain many transferable skills, including:

  • empathy and communication skills
  • presentation skills
  • academic writing
  • an ability to integrate research evidence into all aspects of decision making
  • the ability to apply knowledge, analytical and critical thinking skills to make sound judgements
  • leadership skills, developing your ability to train others

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Genomic Informatics
  • Genomic Technologies and Basic Informatics
  • Genomics Guided Treatment
  • Interpretation of Genomics in Clinical Practice
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Advanced Genomic Informatics
  • Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Cancer Chromosome Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
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