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MSc Genetics of Human Disease
The MSc in Genetics of Human Disease will provide scientists and clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of the genetics of human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. This one year full time course, led by directors Professors Steve Humphries, Andres Ruiz-Linares and Gudrun Moore, will draw together cross-departmental teaching (Biology, Medicine, Psychology, Anthropology, Statistics) providing a thorough grounding in modern approaches to the understanding of the genetics of disease. The core modules provide a broad coverage of the genetics of disease, research skills and social aspects, whilst four optional modules allow a more in depth analysis of two or more specialised subject areas.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is suitable for students who wish to undertake a higher research degree such as a PhD in human genetics, or those who wish to convert from other relevant disciplines such as Statistics or Computing and those who wish to enter employment in an advanced capacity in industry or the public section in the field of Human Genetics.
UCL - London's Global University
UCL (University College London) is one of the world's top 5 Universities and one of Europe’s largest and most productive centres of biomedical science. UCL is in a unique position to offer both the basic science and application of genetics to improve human health, including multi-disciplinary outreach across the college. UCL Genetics Institute (UGI) conducts internationally recognised research in the field of human genetics and wishes to utilise all opportunities to apply this expertise to the education of graduate students. Students will be based at UGI which is a world-leading centre with multi-disciplinary outreach across the UCL campus, developing and applying Biostatistical and Bioinformatic approaches to human and population genetics.
Students emerge well-versed in the different tools and scientific disciplines which will allow them to make full use of the wide ranging genetic discoveries that have happened over the past decade and will increasingly inform our understanding of human biology and disease. This positions them well for studentships in laboratories using genetic techniques to examine diseases such as heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders. Another large group will seek research jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, where an advanced training in laboratory genetic techniques as well as bioinformatic and statistical experience will be of value.
CLOSING DATE 30 June 2014 for overseas applicants.
CLOSING DATE 3 August 2014 for UK and EU applicants
UK and EU applications, after the closing date, will be considered but are highly likely to be put on a waiting list as the number of students will be limited to 25-30
For Academic queries, please contact:
For Administrative queries, please contact:
Dr Elvira Mambetisaeva
+ (44) 020 3108 4006
Mrs Sue Walsh
+ (44) 020 7679 4168
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