Research course

Genetic Counselling

University of Salford · School of Environment and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree is required in healthcare/nursing/midwifery/life-sciences/counselling are eligible to apply.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Months of entry


Course content

Course information

With Genomics taking the front-line in healthcare strategies in the UK and rest of the world, the need for trained people with inter-disciplinary skills of understanding genetic data and communicating it to individuals in a non-technical and caring manner is growing on an unprecedented scale. Thus, the demand for Genetic Counsellors has increased rapidly in recent times and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing job opportunities. With the postgraduate certificate in Genetic Counselling, you will have the opportunity to learn from front-line researchers and practitioners in the relevant disciplines.

You will:

  • Train in the only university-led programme in Genetic Counselling in the North West
  • Be taught by subject experts to meet a growing job market - demand for Genetic Counsellors has increased by 50% in 2013-17
  • Be future-ready and aligned with the growing focus on genomics led healthcare by the NHS

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,296 per 30 credits

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545