Taught course

Personalised Medicine and Novel Therapies

Institution
UCL - University College London · Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A primary medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent) or an upper-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

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: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Personalised medicine is the next generation of medicine and healthcare. It aims to improve the management of patients’ health and to target therapies to achieve the best outcomes in the management of a patient’s condition, their predisposition to disease and their prognosis. Personalised healthcare takes a multi-omics approach (one which incorporates data from a range of different sources, including genomic and epigenomic) directed at the development of novel therapies.

The next generation of scientists and healthcare workers must be trained to deliver this change in medicine and research landscapes. Our programme offers you access to cutting-edge research taught by leading academics and clinicians in personalised medicine from UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as a range of project choices from computational biology to clinical trials design. The programme prepares you to become a scientist or researcher in academia or industry, as well as for progression to a higher research degree.

UCL's crossdisciplinary research into personalised medicine harnesses the breadth and depth of expertise across the institution and benefits from close links with our partner hospitals to support the delivery of innovative patient-targeted medicines and therapies. This is reflected by the many groups conducting high-quality research and clinical trials in the field including researchers within UCL's Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Division of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Ophthalmology, Institute for Women's Health, Institute of Genetics and the Cancer Institute, as well as University College London Hospital (UCLH).

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, problem classes and tutorials. Assessment varies depending on the module, but includes written coursework, multiple-choice questions, written examinations, a practical analysis examination and the research dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 20 3370 1214