Taught course

Human Molecular Genetics

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in biochemical sciences, genetics or another science-based degree.

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but who have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE)

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with a broad theoretical and applied grounding in human genetics, with the emphasis on the molecular aspects of human genetics, particularly in relation to human disease.

It is ideal for science graduates seeking research careers in areas such as human molecular genetics, the genetics of human health and disease, or molecular and cytogenetic approaches to diagnosis.

Teaching covers a wide range of topics, including the fundamentals of human genetics andclinical genetics and genomics, together with more advanced topics such as diabetes, cancer genetics, gene therapy, animal models and epigenetics. The course is flexible and updated regularly to reflect important advances in human genetics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Deborah Jones
+44 (0)20 7594 6515