Taught course

Genetic Counselling

University of Salford · School of Environment and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

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

This course is suitable for registered counsellors and psychotherapists working in or interested in working in the field of genetic counselling. Qualified nurses and midwives who want to develop their skills and knowledge in this field and work towards qualification as a genetic Counsellor. Biomedical life scientists who want to develop their patient facing and counselling skills and knowledge to work in the field of human genetics and genomics.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545