12 months
37800 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
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This Applied Genomics MSc course from Imperial College London will teach you how 'big data' (omics) can be used to understand the mechanisms underlying biological processes and diseases. You will learn to extract the relevant information and perform functional analysis and validation of your selected targets.

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You will apply novel experimental techniques in the laboratory to work towards understanding the causes, and potentially find cures, for diseases.

This Applied Genomics MSc course from Imperial College London  will be especially appealing to students with a background in biology, genetics, biochemistry, medicine and related areas, and for those who are interested in a career in modern biomedicine, whether going on to study a PhD in academia or straight to work in biomedical industry.

Study programme

During the first six months, you will acquire theoretical knowledge on how large scale data (for example, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) can be generated and deployed to find interesting genes associated with a particular disease. You will also gain knowledge on the experimental tools (in vitro and in vivo) that you can use in the laboratory to test your hypotheses by attending lectures, workshops, journal clubs, demonstrations and practical laboratory sessions.

You will also select a biological or medical topic of your choice and prepare a report in the form of either a literature review or a PhD/grant proposal. This will equip you with a breadth of transferable skills that are essential to design a successful research programme and highly desirable in both academia and industry.

During the last six months of the programme, you will conduct a research project in one of our internationally recognized laboratories at Imperial. You will be able to choose from a wide range of projects, focused either on experimental research ('wet lab'), with a strong computational component, or blended.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multi-omics Research
  • Non-coding RNAs, Gene Editing and In Vitro Modelling
  • In Vivo Modelling and Use of Human Material and Data
  • Systematic Review
  • Core and professional skills
  • Experimental/Computational Disease Modelling Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, or related biomedical science discipline.
  • Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but who have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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