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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Technological advances in genomics are revolutionising life sciences. Whole genomes can be sequenced with ease, full communities can be characterised by their genetic content, the spread of pathogens and emerging diseases can be investigated at the molecular level, and traits can be mapped with base-pair precision. As DNA sequence technologies are producing more and more data every day at an ever-decreasing cost, there is a clear need for specialists in this rapidly-evolving field.

Why study MSc Applied Genomics at Middlesex University?

This is an interdisciplinary programme with teaching provided by Life Sciences and Computer Science research active academics as well as other experts in the field. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of genomics principles and methodology to investigate economically and ecologically relevant traits. You will be trained to pursue a genomics career in the life sciences sector.

This programme has a strong applied and practical focus. You will use cutting edge technology to generate novel sequence datasets and analyse these over the course of the programme. A hands-on approach will give you the practical and computational skills in genomics in our laboratories and computing facilities; skills needed for a successful career in genomics.

Course highlights

  • Integrated approach to teaching with a strong link to research
  • Expert input from biological, biomedical and computer scientists
  • Possibility to perform dissertation study within external organisation
  • A flexible course that provides broad but thorough basis in genomics
  • Individual dissertation project allows high degree of specialisation in sub-area of own interest.

Careers

How can the MSc Applied Genomics support your career?

This course encompasses several real-life research projects that will prepare you for your dissertation and for the job market. These projects will be of clinical, forensics or ecological relevance. You will gain hands-on experience via the generation of genomics datasets, research planning and laboratory management, bioinformatics analyses and reporting.

Upon graduation, you will be able to move into a variety of careers such as Plant Breeder, Molecular Geneticist, DNA-Based Ecological Assessment, Molecular Diagnostics, Bioinformatician or progress into academic research.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    111 49%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    65th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    77th

    20

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