Taught course

Genomic Medicine PgCert/PgDip/MSc

St George's, University of London · Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Entry requirements

Minimum academic entry criteria is a 2:2 is a relevant bioscience degree with sufficient genetics content. You may be invited to interview to determine that your knowledge base is sufficient to cope with the rigour of the course. As such, as 2:2 may not always be sufficient to guarantee a place on the course.

*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2018.

Other essential criteria:

Personal statement

You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.


You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). Typically the referees would be two academic references or (if the candidate is applying for part-time study) one academic reference and one professional/employer reference.

Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or from yourself.

References must be submitted using the online application system. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the form.

Months of entry


Course content

Genomic Medicine programme is suitable for doctors, healthcare professionals and students with an interest in genetics and genomics. Funding is available for staff working in the NHS.

This course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George’s and King's, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions.

You will learn how recent technological advances have transformed how genomic data is generated, analysed and presented and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios as well as how to handle such big data. Development of knowledge and skills in these areas will further enable healthcare professionals to deliver services aligned with the values of the NHS constitution. This is a flexible programme, structured to provide options for PgCert and PgDip awards as well as the MSc or if you prefer, modular study towards your Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

NHS staff may apply for funding through HEE to cover the full cost of this programme.


  • Taught jointly by St George’s and King's
  • Institutions with world-class research, clinical and teaching expertise across the full spectrum of Genomic Medicine
  • Fully funded places available for staff working in the NHS
  • Integrated within the South London Genomic Medicine Centre
  • Both campuses are co-located with leading teaching hospitals
  • Institutional expertise in multi-professional education
  • St George’s scored 92% overall student satisfaction in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2014
  • King’s clinical research ranked third in the UK, eleventh in the world
  • St George’s clinical research ranked 4th for impact
  • Both institutions are ranked among the top 200 universities in the world according to the recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Information for international students

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Students may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information visit gov.uk
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more
  • A full fee postgraduate scholarship. Find out more information at scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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