Taught course

Genomic Medicine

Newcastle University · Institute of Genetic Medicine

Entry requirements

An honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline if you are already working in healthcare. We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course trains healthcare professionals in how to integrate genomic technology into patient care. We have developed this course with Health Education England (HEE) and Genomics England Ltd (GeL).

This course follows a syllabus specified by HEE to train National Health Service staff in genomic medicine. There is funding available for NHS staff to study genomic medicine at accredited institutions like Newcastle.

This course will help you lead the holistic integration of genomic technology into patient care within the NHS. This includes the ambitious 100,000 Genomes Project at GeL.

The course is especially for NHS professionals to improve skills and support career progression. Though it is also designed for healthcare professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. This includes those working, or wanting to work, in other healthcare systems. The course is suitable for non-healthcare professionals too. In developing your knowledge and skills in genomics, the course will prepare you for work or PhD study in:

  • genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • medical-related research in academia or the pharmaceutical industry
  • the medical application of genomics
  • introducing genomics as a new technology into a healthcare system

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
9 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Michael Jackson, Degree Programme Director, Institute of Genetic Medicine
+44(0) 191 241 8677