Taught course

Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine

UCL - University College London · Division of Biosciences

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences or related subject area, or medical discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: GoodIf your education has not been completed in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme brings together the academic and clinical strengths of pharmacology and genetics at UCL in this rapidly growing area of science. Students develop a body of knowledge about the genetic variation between underlying differential responses to drugs and how this can be applied to prevent adverse drug reactions and improve healthcare.

UCL conducts internationally recognised research in the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry and human genetics and is in a unique position to offer both the basic science and application of pharmacogenetics to improve human health, including multidisciplinary outreach across the university. The teaching is provided by academics from the UCL Division of Biosciences, the School of Pharmacy and the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science.

The Division of Biosciences offers tuition, research opportunities in internationally recognised laboratories and an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of Biosciences research.

Students have the advantages of studying in a multi-faculty university with a long tradition of excellence, situated within the heart of one of the world's greatest cities.

Full-time: 1 year;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and journal clubs. Taught modules are assessed through an unseen written examination and/or, written reports, oral presentations and coursework. The research project is assessed by the dissertation and oral presentation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the UCL Genetics Institute website.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214