A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
- a life science or related discipline
- or an MBBS/BDS degree.
This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.
Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.
Months of entry
You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then complete a 24-week research project.
Our teaching is research-informed. Course content changes to reflect developments in:
- the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Medical genetics is a competitive research area. Your studies will be centered around academia. You'll also have an opportunity to access industry experience in some cases.What you'll learn
You'll study subject-specific content in medical genetics research. You'll add to these modules from a broad range of complementary options. You'll also have training in general research principles, professional and key skills.
Your 24-week research project comprises the major element of the course. You'll receive supervision from an expert academic researcher in the field.
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Information for international students
English Language Requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).
International students should contact:
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Fees and funding
See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Medical Sciences Graduate School