Taught course

Applied Genomics

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology or a related biomedical science discipline.

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but who have substantial relevant industry experience may be admitted following completion of a Special Qualifying Exam.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

This Master’s course will teach you how to generate and handle "big data (omics)" associated with biological processes and diseases. You will learn to extract the relevant information and perform functional analysis and validation of your selected targets You apply novel experimental techniques in the laboratory to leverage large amounts of data towards understanding the causes, and potentially find cures, for diseases.

This course will be especially appealing to students with a background in biology, genetics, biochemistry, medicine and related areas and for those who are interested in a career in modern biomedicine, whether going on to study a PhD in academia or straight to work in biomedical industry.

The course will prepare you to perform quantitative data analysis at scale, and design and perform experiments to enable you to interpret the results meaningfully. This will provide a key skill in modern biomedicine, in the pharmaceutical industry and beyond.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Guy Rutter
+44 (0)20 7594 3340