Taught course

Precision Medicine Cancer Omics MSc

University of Brighton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
Degree and experience
A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience may also be considered.
Applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc gives pharmacy, biochemistry, biomedical and biology graduates the opportunity to help shape the future of healthcare, through the study of precision medicine and oncology.

Precision medicine personalises disease prevention and treatment, considering the differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles to target the right treatments, to the right patients, at the right time.

Alongside this, you’ll determine advances in omics strategies, to identify and profile cancer tumours, including DNA profiling and sequencing, mRNA patterns, protein and phosphorylated protein expression, and lipid alternations in oncology. You’ll learn approaches to identify novel therapeutic targets and predictive biomarkers to recognise patients that are likely to benefit from specific treatment.

This highly specialised course has a large clinical component and includes an optional placement at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital, or in Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) or campus-based omics labs.

Our established links with NHS trusts and BSMS will provide opportunities to gain experience from pharmacists, surgeons and medical oncologists who help deliver the course. You’ll work with our staff whose expertise and reputation in translational cancer research is supported by Cancer Research UK, the Rosetrees Trust and the Boltini Trust.

This programme is available for intercalated study if you are a medical student looking to specialise in this increasingly popular field of medicine.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.6 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries and loans

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

Find out more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01273 644644