Taught course

Genomic Medicine

University of Southampton · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Second-class degree, or relevant professional qualification or post-qualifying professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Genomic technologies and information will transform practice across the clinical professions over the next decade. This MSc is a new programme commissioned by Health Education England, being offered alongside other centres across England to provide a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional course in genomics applied to clinical practice and medical research, enhancing knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field, and particularly focused on the 100,000 Genomes Project. This programme is suitable for health professionals working in the NHS, as well as students seeking to make the most of genomics as it applies to their current or future career.
Available full-and part-time and as a PG Dip and PG Cert.

Core modules:
  • Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics;
  • Omic Techniques and their application to Genomic Medicine;
  • Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Diseases;
  • Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment;
  • Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare;
  • Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease, Bioinformatics, Interpretation, and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis;
  • and a Research Project.
Optional modules:
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics;
  • Counselling Skills for Genomics;
  • Health Economics;
  • Workplace-based Learning;
  • and Clinical Research Skills.
For further information, please see our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 4408