The Clinical Genomics MSc is a flagship partnership between the NHS and St George’s, University of London. It is aimed at clinical geneticists in training, delivering bespoke education and training, and recognising the unique needs of an expert workforce in the genomics era.

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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
  Clinical Genomics MSc is awarded by 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. 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.

The use of genomic data is revolutionising the NHS and transforming patient diagnosis and treatment. The Clinical Genomics MSc 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. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that will allow you to disseminate your expert knowledge through the wider medical workforce.

The Clinical Genomics MSc comprises:

  1. Four core modules from the PGCert ICAG (60 credits)
  2. A research project, organised by you and flexibly arranged to allow you to undertake it at your base hospital, in Genomics England or at a suitable alternative location (60 credits)
  3. Four modules chosen from a range of optional modules that are applicable to Clinical Genetics and reflect your interests (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
Tuition Fees*

2020 UK/EU:

  • PgCert portion of the qualification (four core modules): £725 (currently funded by Health Education England)
  • Genomic medicine modules: £1,300 (Home/ EU)/ £2,200 (international) per module (currently funded by Health Education England)
  • Research project: self-funding required

*Fees are reviewed annually in line with St George's tuition fee policy.

Last Updated: Thursday, 25 October 2018 11:43