Taught course

Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects, as well as people already employed in related fields who wish to improve and update their knowledge and gain valuable experience.

The course is designed to explain the technology, theory and practical approaches of molecular genetic methods to the diagnosis and understanding of human disease.

The course has a start date in September.

The course aims to:

  • provide an advanced course of study in the theoretical and practical aspects of the genetic basis and diagnosis of human disease
  • allow students adequate time to integrate into an active research laboratory where they are able to develop the skills which are essential when considering a career in research.
  • train students to carry out critical evaluation of published scientific papers so that they develop the ability to report and interpret results


The academic staff involved with the course are recognised internationally for their work on the genetic basis of complex diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer's disease and infectious disease caused by clinically relevant microbial pathogens such as Pseudomonas spp., Yersinia spp. and Staphylococcus spp. Colleagues working in Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Genetics within the NHS also contribute to the teaching on the course.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)115 82 32100