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.

Other qualifications may be considered under exceptional circumstances when accompanied by highly 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.

This 12 month, full-time course (with part-time places available) is aimed at graduates (UK/ EU, International) wishing to develop skills and knowledge in human genetics and genome analysis for employment in the medical biotechnology/pharma and genomics sector, and those wishing to go on to do research degrees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
01865 482787