Taught course

Medical Genetics and Genomics

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a UK honours degree at 2.2. or above in the Life Sciences field, OR equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution in Life Sciences, OR an equivalent professional or other qualification. Other qualifications may be considered when accompanied by relevant professional experience. You will need to be proficient in the use of internet-based resources and other interactive technologies. You should have reliable and stable access to the Internet.

Months of entry


Course content

The advent of affordable rapid genome sequencing will produce enormous amounts of genetic data on both individuals and populations, and the challenge for scientists is to unlock the potential of this big data. Doing so requires a new generation of scientists who can combine genetics and bioinformatics to understand how genomic changes cause diseases such as cancer, thus enabling the development of novel treatments, through drugs and gene therapy, and prevention strategies. With the huge expansion in number of individual genomes being sequenced, this is one of the fastest growing areas of biomedical science as we embrace the era of personalised medicine.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will require IELTS 6.0-7.0 overall (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking) depending on the subject.

Qualification and course duration


part time
Up to 36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
01865 482787