A 2:1 degree or equivalent university qualification in molecular biology or a related subject (eg biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, and microbiology). We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.
Candidates with professional experience may also be considered following interview.
We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies
Months of entry
Designed for students who are fascinated by medical genetics. Through hands-on practical skills training and lecture modules you’ll explore human genetics and develop an understanding of how human genetic diseases are diagnosed clinically at the chromosome and DNA levels.
Students have the opportunity for clinical work placements in the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service, which is based in the Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The biggest part of your course is the Medical Genetics Laboratory Project. Here you’ll spend six months undertaking extensive training before applying this knowledge to the diagnosis of human genetic diseases.
Genetic diagnostic technologies are transforming clinical pathology in private and public healthcare systems. Through practical diagnostic laboratory training, clinical research and opportunities for NHS work placements, graduates will be well equipped to pursue careers in healthcare diagnostics, research and industry. Previous students have gone on to join the NHS Scientist Training Programme in Genomics, Cancer Genomics, and Genetic Counselling.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with minimum of 6 in each component, or equivalent.
For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 2750