Genomic Medicine – MSc/Diploma/Certificate
How long it takes:
Full time, part time
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
Students registered for the MSc in Genomic Medicine (180 credits) will take 4 mandatory core modules including either a 60-credit research project or a 30-credit dissertation, a minimum of 3 elective core modules, and 1-3 additional core or optional modules.
Mandatory core modules (15 credits each):
- Module 1: Fundamentals in Human Genetics and Genomics
- Module 2: Omics Techniques and Technologies and their Application to Genomic Medicine
- Module 3: Bioinformatics, Interpretation and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis
- Module 4: Research Project or Literature-Based Dissertation (60/30 credits)
Elective core modules (15 credits each):
- Module 5: Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Diseases
- Module 6: Genomics in Cancer Pathology
- Module 7: Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare
- Module 8: Applications of Genomics in Infectious Disease
Optional modules (15 credits each):
- Module 10: Introduction to the Counselling Skills used in Genomic Medicine
- Module 11: Economic Models and Human Genomics
- Module 12: Professional and Research Skills
- Module 13: Workplace-based learning in genomic medicine
- Module 14: Advanced Bioinformatics
Note: Students choosing the 30-credit Library-Based Dissertation must also take Module 12, Professsional and Research Skills, as one of their 3 optional modules.
Students registered for the PGDip (120 credits) will study 8 taught modules, including at least five of the core modules (1-3, 5 – 8).
Students registered for the PGCert (60 credits) will study 4 taught modules, including at least two of the core modules (1-3, 5 – 8).
All modules are also available as CPD on a stand-alone basis, either assessed or non-assessed.
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
The course is especially designed for healthcare professionals working within the National Health Service, to improve their capabilities and support career progression. It could be similarly beneficial for those working or aspiring to work in other healthcare systems.
The NHS Genomics Education Programme has produced a number of videos that provide an introduction to Genomics in Healthcare, as well as featuring the impact of genomics in Nursing and in General Practice and specialist roles such as clinical bioinformatics.
Students who are not healthcare professionals will acquire knowledge, understanding and skills to help them gain employment or PhD positions especially in the expanding fields of genomics, bioinformatics, or other medically-related research and development in either academia or the pharmaceutical industry.
We have gathered some profiles to give you an idea of the breadth of students we have on our programme.
Careers Support for Postgraduate Students
Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career. We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area.