Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine MSc

London, Hampstead (Royal Free Hospital)

Omics describes a range of analytical techniques (including genomics, metabolomics, proteomics etc.) that are essential contributors to the understanding of human disease and to the development of personalised therapeutic strategies. You will learn detailed knowledge and practical skills required to understand, process and integrate multiomics data, preparing you for a broad range of careers in healthcare and/or industry, or further research (e.g. a PhD).

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£14,700
£7,350
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£29,400
£14,700
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

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.

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: Good

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

The complexity of multiomics data requires multidisciplinary knowledge and capacity to integrate information in order to answer medical or scientific questions.

This MSc will provide both the knowledge and the practical training required to analyse genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and phenomics data, in addition to the skills to prepare, carry out and present the results of research to a variety of audiences.

Who this course is for

This programme is aimed at students from a wide range of scientific backgrounds, from scientists and statisticians to computer professionals and clinicians. The complex nature of the problems that are tacked by this area of medical sciences would be highly appealing to students looking for a challenge and the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

What this course will give you

UCL offers a world-class research and healthcare environment in Genetics and Omics science, being a major contributor to Genomics England, which is the organisation set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project: the whole genome sequencing of ~85,000 NHS patients affected by rare disorders or cancer.

This MSc will run within the UCL Centre for Genetics and Genomics based at UCL Royal Free Hospital (Department of Renal Medicine), which is an integrated research facility with state-of-the-art infrastructure for multiomic project design and data analysis.

Thanks to the close links to with the UCL Partner hospitals (including The Royal Free London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital), this MSc offers an unparalleled multidisciplinary environment in an ecosystem comprised of world-class academics, clinicians and researchers, which provide an ideal training environment leading to opportunities for further research and/or healthcare and industry career aspirations.

 

Find out more details about this degree at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/study/postgraduate-taught-programmes/genetics-and-multiomics-medicine-msc

The foundation of your career

This programme belongs to the Division of Medicine, which brings together clinical and basic scientists undertaking world-leading interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our close links with UCL Genomics Centre (the core facility for genomic technologies for the entire UCL), major hospitals and industry, will allow students to carry out significant research projects. This hands-on experience provided will make them attractive applicants for PhD studentships, research / data analysis positions or any of the career pathways described above.

Employability

The skills developed during this programme will form a solid platform for further development and specialisation for a career in academic and industrial research, clinical medical genetics, and bioinformatics. There has been an increased demand for skilled professionals who understand omic technologies within the healthcare industry. Possible career paths include working in large pharmaceuticals, innovative healthcare start-ups or at the newly developed NHS Genomic Medicine Services; or pursuing further research via a PhD.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer simulations, laboratory work, site visits and practicals. 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

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 is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £14,700 £7,350
Tuition fees (2022/23) £29,400 £14,700

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

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

The Division of Medicine is offering 3 bursaries of £5000 each to students on this programme.

Find out more: Division of Medicine Postgraduate Taught Degrees

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

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Division of Medicine Postgraduate Bursary

Deadline: 31 July 2022
Value: £5,000 (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 in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021