This MSc is aimed at Clinical Geneticists in training and is a flagship NHS and St George's University of London partnership delivering bespoke education and training, recognising the unique needs of an expert workforce in the genomics era. You are only eligible for this course if you have previously studied or are currently studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Interpretation and Clinical Application of Genomic Data (PgCert ICAG).

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4 years part-time

  Application deadline: if you have studied the PgCert ICAG you are able to apply throughout the year
  MSc Clinical Genomics is accredited through St George's, University of London and some modules are delivered in partnership with King's College London

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  Open to: UK Clinical Genetics trainees

The use of genomic data is revolutionising the NHS, transforming patient diagnosis and treatment. The MSc Clinical Genomics will equip you with the ability and understanding to interpret genomic data when making clinical management decisions. It will also give you the opportunity to undertake a research project and extend your learning to areas of genomics that are of particular interest to you. The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to disseminate your expert knowledge through the wider medical workforce.

The MSc Clinical Genomics combines:

  1. Four core modules from the PGCert in the Interpretation and Clinical Application of Genomic Data, PGCert ICAG; (60 credits)
  2. A research project. This will be organised by you and can be flexibly arranged to allow you to undertake it at your base hospital, in Genomics England or alternative; (60 credits)
  3. Four modules chosen from a menu of MSc Genomic Medicine modules that are applicable to Clinical Genetics and reflect the interests of the individual student. (60 credits)
  • Bespoke training for clinical geneticists
  • Teaching of the PGCert ICAG modules runs in parallel with full time clinical duties and embeds academic teaching with clinical application
  • Course is part of package of genomic educational initiatives run through St George’s
  • St George’s clinical research ranked 4th for impact
  • St George’s scored 92% overall student satisfaction in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2014

2019 Entry*

The PgCert portion of the qualification which includes four core modules: £700 (currently funded by Health Education England)

Genomic medicine modules: £1,000 per module (currently funded by Health Education England)

Research project: self funding required

*Fees may be subject to change

Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:35