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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Genetics of Human Disease MSc aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of molecular genetics, quantitative and statistical genetics and human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. The programme provides a thorough grounding in modern approaches to the understanding of the genetics of disease alongside the cutting-edge research methods and techniques used to advance our understanding of development of disease. Compulsory modules provide a broad coverage of the genetics of disease, research skills and social aspects, whilst specialised streams in Inherited Diseases, Pharmacogenetics and Computational Genomics, in which students can qualify, and the research project allow more in-depth analysis in areas of genetics.

Careers

Advanced training in genetic techniques including bioinformatic and statistical approaches positions graduates well for PhD studentships in laboratories using genetic techniques to examine diseases such as heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders. Another large group will seek research jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, or jobs related to genetics in healthcare organisations.

Employability

The Genetics of Human Disease MSc facilitates acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant to a career in research in many different biomedical disciplines. About half of our graduates enter a research career by undertaking and completing PhDs and working as research associates/scientists in academia. Some of our graduates go on to jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, while others enter careers with clinical genetic diagnosis services, particularly in molecular genetics, in healthcare organisations and hospitals around the world. Those graduates with a prior medical training often utilise their new skills as clinical geneticists.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Application deadline

31 March 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 32,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    9th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 100 2

    13th out of 35 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    186 84%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    6th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    34th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    192 78%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    32nd

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    30th

    1

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