Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Applications are invited from:

  • junior doctors
  • NHS staff
  • international students with appropriate qualifications
  • international doctors or healthcare professionals
  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Medical Genetics at Chester is designed to enable you to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of human genetic disease. This course aims to inform and equip the practitioner with the necessary skills to function in a modern biomedical/clinical environment specialising in caring for the patient with a genetic disorder.

You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles.

The content of the course is mapped to The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Clinical Genetics.

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Institute of Medicine.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511000