12 months
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27000 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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About

The Precision Medicine programme at The University of Manchester will provide training in the principles of precision, translational and stratified medicine and the impact of individual molecular variability.

Overview

Course description

Precision Medicine is a rapidly changing and exciting area of healthcare. Our understanding of the molecular basis of disease, drug mechanisms and precision medicine has improved dramatically in recent years. Precision or stratified medicine transforms healthcare from a one size fits all approach, to a more tailored disease prevention and treatment approach, that takes into account variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Currently, there is a distinct shortage of individuals able to translate this knowledge into effective clinical benefit. The aim is to train the next generation of scientists able to fast-track biological and scientific insights into advanced therapies and diagnostic tools.

In the Precision Medicine programme at The University of Manchester, you will learn about multidisciplinary molecular profiling technologies including genetics, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics and their application to the growing area of precision and stratified medicine. A key benefit of this MSc is the extended 35-week project that can be undertaken at the University, the Manchester Cancer Research Centre or a teaching hospital in Greater Manchester. Our teaching integrates different omic technologies to enable you to undertake precision medicine research.

You can choose from a range of projects covering areas such as the use of gene expression profiling, proteomics, metabolomics, stem cell research, tissue culture or pharmacogenetics in the biology of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, stroke or diabetes.

Completing our course will open up a route into PhD research. You may also pursue a career in academia or the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, or as a clinical academic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Transcriptomics and Functional Genomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • biomedical sciences
  • medical sciences
  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • biochemical sciences
  • pharmacological sciences
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • pharmacy
  • veterinary medicine
  • computational biology

This must be from a recognised university.

  • We will also consider candidates with Upper Second degrees in a relevant analytical, physical or computing science area. Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience may be accepted as qualification for entry for applicants with a Lower Second or equivalent.
  • We do not require previous research experience or a developed research proposal from applicants.
  • This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from The University of Manchester and other UK universities. Intercalating students must have satisfactorily completed Years 1 to 3 of the MBChB.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Precision Medicine
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