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Programme starts

September 2017

Application dates

Open: 3 October 2016

Close: 26 August 2017

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  • Claire Moseley, Teaching Administrator
  • cgt@ucl.ac.uk
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Cell & Gene Therapy

MSc, PG Diploma & PG Certificate



Masters degree

(180 Credits)

One academic year of full-time study or two to five academic years of flexible study.

4 Core Modules

4 Optional Modules

Research Project

Postgraduate Diploma

(120 Credits)

One academic year of full-time study or two to five academic years of flexible study.

4 Core Modules

4 Optional Modules

Postgraduate Certificate

(60 Credits)

Twelve weeks of full-time study or up to two academic years of part-time study.

3 Core Modules

1 Optional Module

Treatment of disease using gene and stem cell therapy is now a reality. With emerging technologies and new clinical trials being developed and initiated at an increasing rate, there is a need for trained scientists and clinicians with expertise in this area.

The UK, and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) in particular, is at the forefront of developing cell and gene therapy for clinical application to a wide range of human genetic disorders.

The Teaching Faculty for this new unique course has been chosen from the Institute of Child Health, its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital and other UCL Departments which will reflect the wide range of world class research.

Programme Outline

The Masters degree in Cell and Gene Therapy will provide an in depth education in this cutting edge and rapidly developing field.  It will be delivered by scientists and clinicians researching, developing and testing new treatments for genetically inherited and acquired diseases using gene delivery technology, stem cell manipulation and DNA repair techniques. The degree will cover all aspects of the subject, including basic biomedical science, molecular basis of disease, current and developing technologies and clinical applications.  Students will also receive vocational training in research methodology and statistics, how to perform a research project and in completing a practical laboratory based project.

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding of:
  • Scientific principles which underlie the rationale for cell and gene therapy, including basic knowledge of genetics, cell biology, virology and immunology
  • The molecular, genetic and clinical basis of a wide range of disorders that could be treated by these techniques
  • Laboratory techniques that could be used in clinical trials of cell and gene therapy
  • Historical, current and future cell and gene therapy treatment strategies
  • Research design, methodology and statistics.

ICH Induction 2016-17: Wednesday 28th September 2016

PG Cert / PG Dip / MSc – Core (compulsory) modules

 Module
Credits
Research Methodology and Statistics
15
Stem Cells and Tissue Repair
15 
Molecular Aspects of Cell and Gene Therapy 15
Clinical Applications of Cell and Gene Therapy
15 

PGDip / MSc – Optional modules

Module
Credits
Foundations of Biomedical Sciences 
15
Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal: Biomedicine
15
Clinical Genomics, Genetics and Rare Diseases
15
Applied Genomics 
15
HIV Frontiers from Research to Clinics 
15

Research project for MSc students

Module Credits
Research Project in Cell and Gene Therapy  60

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2017

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

Applicants should be: a qualified medical practitioner, with a qualification equivalent to a UK MBBS; a non-clinical scientist with a minimum of an upper second-class BSc or equivalent in a life or biomedical science subject; or a healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotech professional and scientist with equivalent experience (minimum of three years).

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

 
International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Applications

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for medical practitioners and scientists who would like to develop their knowledge in this distinct area, with a view to contributing to research and clinical trials in the field.

Application deadlines
All applicants
26 August 2017

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Cell and Gene Therapy at graduate level
  • why you want to study Cell and Gene Therapy at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


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Key Information

Programme starts

September 2017

Application dates
All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 26 August 2017
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

Applicants should be: a qualified medical practitioner, with a qualification equivalent to a UK MBBS; a non-clinical scientist with a minimum of an upper second-class BSc or equivalent in a life or biomedical science subject; or a healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotech professional and scientist with equivalent experience (minimum of three years).

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

 
International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Degree last modified on 27 October 2016 at 11:10 by UCL Publications & Marketing Services. Please contact us for content updates.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2017

Tuition Fees (2017/18)
UK/EU:
£11,800 (FT)
Overseas:
£25,890 (FT)

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

Applicants should be: a qualified medical practitioner, with a qualification equivalent to a UK MBBS; a non-clinical scientist with a minimum of an upper second-class BSc or equivalent in a life or biomedical science subject; or a healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotech professional and scientist with equivalent experience (minimum of three years).

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

 
International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Degree last modified on 27 October 2016 at 11:10 by UCL Publications & Marketing Services. Please contact us for content updates.



For further information about fees please see the UCL Fees page.

Modular/Flexible

Modular / Flexible students can spread their studies over a period of up to five years. This is different to Part-time which is fixed-term for 2 years. Your 'Fees Due' will show as £0 initially but you should still pre-enrol and then enrol. After enrolment, Modular / Flexible students select their modules for the year. Once selected, a fee will be calculated for the academic year - this is calculated based on the number of credits assigned to the modules chosen and pro rata of the full-time fee as indicated in the schedule above. In any academic year you will only pay for the number of credits chosen at any point in that year. Please note that all course fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. A Masters is worth 180 credits, a PG Dip 120 credits and a PG Cert 60 credits. 

Loans and Scholarships

All students are advised to first seek funding or loans from their home governments, as such student loan schemes generally offer more favourable terms and conditions than private loans. There is more information about loans at the relevant UCL information pages for prospective students.

The UCL Institute of Child (ICH) has a new scholarship fund for postgraduate students on taught programmes, and applications are currently invited for offer-holders planning to join us in 2016/17. The scholarship is available to students registered any pathway within the UCL Institute Child Health MSc/MRes programmes, but students undertaking pathways particularly relevant to paediatrics and child health will have preference. 

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