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MSc Human Molecular Genetics

Imperial College London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Hammersmith

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course provides a broad grounding in human genetics, with the emphasis on the molecular aspects of human genetics, particularly in relation to human disease. It is aimed mainly at science graduates who seek research careers in areas such as fundamental human molecular genetics, genetic factors in human health and disease, or molecular and cytogenetic approaches to diagnosis.

The course is flexible, and updated regularly to reflect important advances in human genetics. Teaching covers a wide range of topics, including the fundamentals of human genetics, clinical genetics and genomics, together with more advanced topics such as diabetes, cancer genetics, gene therapy, animal models and epigenetics.

There are up to four weeks of intensive laboratory practical sessions, as well as computer practicals in bioinformatics and genomics, regular research seminars, student seminar and journal presentations, study group activities and a six-month full-time research project, where students pursue a novel research question within an active research group environment. Areas covered include:

  • analysis of human monogenic disease
  • analytical methods and bioinformatics
  • animal models and transgenesis
  • cancer genetics
  • diabetes
  • epigenetics
  • gene therapy
  • molecular diagnostics and clinical genetics
  • multifactorial inheritance
  • the fundamentals of human and molecular genetics.

Approximately 50% of our students go on to do a PhD, 25% become research assistants/associates, while others go on to jobs in industry or further studies (bioinformatics/ computing, medicine).

Tuition fees

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£ 36,700per year

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

University information

Imperial College London

  • University League Table

    5th

  • Campus address

    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    179 78%

    10th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    77th

    20

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