Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine MSc

London, Hampstead (Royal Free Hospital)

This highly regarded MSc in Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine offers you an unparalleled opportunity to specialise in this sought-after area of medical science. You will develop detailed knowledge and practical skills in complex multiomics data, working with UCL's globally renowned experts, and be well prepared for specialist careers in healthcare, industry, or research.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£16,100
£8,050
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£32,100
£16,050
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised Master’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

Omics describes a range of analytical techniques (including genomics, metabolomics, and proteomics) that are essential contributors to understanding human disease and developing personalised therapeutic strategies. The complexity of multiomics data requires multidisciplinary knowledge and the capacity to integrate information to answer challenging medical or scientific questions.

This MSc will give you the knowledge and practical training to analyse genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and phenomics data, and the skills to prepare, carry out and present the results of your research to a variety of audiences. You will study in UCL's world-class research and healthcare environment in genetics and omics science, based at the UCL Centre for Genetics and Genomics at UCL Royal Free Hospital.

Part of a vibrant ecosystem of academics, clinicians, and researchers, you will work alongside world-leading scientists, carry out your own significant research, and benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities. The skills you develop will form a solid foundation for building a successful career in academic and industrial research, clinical medical genetics, or bioinformatics.

Who this course is for

This programme for students from a variety of scientific backgrounds, from scientists and statisticians to computer professionals and clinicians. The complex nature of the problems tackled by this area of medical science makes this subject particularly relevant to students who are looking for a challenge and the chance to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

What this course will give you

  • An unparalleled multidisciplinary environment of world-class academics, clinicians, and researchers within UCL Division of Medicine.
  • The chance to carry out significant research projects, working with UCL Genomics Centre (the core facility for genomic technologies for the entire UCL), major hospitals and industry.
  • Close links to with UCL's partner hospitals (including The Royal Free London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital).
  • The opportunity to study in UCL's world-class research and healthcare environment. UCL is a major contributor to Genomics England, the organisation set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project: the whole genome sequencing of c. 85,000 NHS patients affected by rare disorders or cancer.
  • An ideal training environment leading to opportunities for further research or building a career in healthcare or industry.

The foundation of your career

There is an increased demand for skilled professionals who understand omic technologies within the healthcare industry. The skills developed on this programme makes graduates attractive applicants for PhD studentships, research and data analysis positions, industrial research, clinical medical genetics, and bioinformatics.

Employability

The skills you will gain during this programme provide a solid platform for developing a career in academic and industrial research or specialising further. You will be well equipped to move into clinical medical genetics or bioinformatics.

Possible career paths include working in large pharmaceuticals, innovative healthcare start-ups or at the newly developed NHS Genomic Medicine Services. You could also go onto further research by embarking on a PhD.

Teaching and learning

Assessment is through examination, essays, multiple choice tests, small projects, presentations, and the dissertation.

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) comprising all taught modules is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate comprising four core modules (60 credits) is offered.

Modules

This programme has eight compulsory taught modules ('Genetics and Epigenetics of Disease', 'Bioinformatics', 'Multiomics and Ethics', 'Genomics', 'Transcriptomics', 'Proteomics', 'Phenomics' and 'Advanced Computational Methods').

All the modules are delivered face to face. The first four listed run in the first term and the second four in the second term.

The concepts and skills acquired in terms one and two will prepare you for your research project in term three. Conducting your own research project will give you access to practical research experiences at UCL. It will be either computer based or laboratory based and last at least three months.

The part-time programme runs over two years. You will study four modules in the first two terms of the first year and the other four in the second year.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £16,100 £8,050
Tuition fees (2023/24) £32,100 £16,050

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

Students must arrange their own financial support for travel / living in London.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

Bursaries are available for several Division of Medicine programmes. Find out if this course is eligible.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Deadline: 13 December 2022
Value: Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances (1 year)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: EU, Overseas

Division of Medicine Postgraduate Bursary

Deadline: 31 July 2023
Value: £5,000 towards fees (1 year)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: UK, EU, Overseas

Next steps

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application, we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine at graduate level
  • why you want to study Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen 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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2023-2024

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