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Genomic Medicine MSc/PgDip/PgCert


University of Exeter    College of Medicine and Health

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip, PGCert See Programme Description

About the course

Overview

  • Taught by world-leading academics in genomics research, including multifactorial traits, rare disorders, pharmacogenomics and epigenetics.
  • Developed by Health Education England and is aligned with their vision to prepare the NHS for the legacy of the 100,000 Genomes Project
  • You can opt to study for a 60 credit PG Certificate or 120 credit PG Diploma, by selecting a combination of any of the modules on offer
  • NHS employees in England can apply for funding from Health Education England to undertake modules, up to a maximum of four (postgraduate certificate) in the first instance. More information
  • You will study the genomics and informatics of rare and common diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, which can be applied to clinical practice and medical research

Due to COVID-19, we are continually reviewing the delivery of our courses. Our priority is to ensure the safety of all our students and staff, and we are currently planning for flexibility and resilience in our approach so that whatever the year brings we will still be delivering the high level of teaching that we always have. You can stay updated on our website as the situation progresses.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a min 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency. 

Individuals who don't meet the normal entry criteria but have relevant professional experience will also be welcomed on to this MSc programme. Qualifications and experience will be assessed on application and there will be opportunities for APL (Assessment of Prior Learning).

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.



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Student Profile(s)

Christopher

I’m an academic paediatrician so the course related to my career pathway and project work which is why I chose it. I chose Exeter because the course was distance based and that meant I could learn remotely; I liked how the programme fitted in around my timetable and I didn’t have to join lots of live lectures so I could fit in learning around my schedule. The course itself is partially funded by Health Education England which is another reason why Exeter was attractive to me and I also knew they had a well-known centre for genomic research in the UK.

Each module on the programme is about eight weeks and all the lectures are currently available in advance so can watch them all in a row if you wanted to which gives you flexibility to watch and learn when you have time to. I have a hearing impairment and our lectures also have a transcript which is really helpful for me in case I miss something that’s been said. We also have a discussion forum at the end of each week to discuss lecture material which allows you to communicate with and get to know other students on the course.

I’ve really enjoyed engaging with other students who are from a similar background and age group as me. It’s also not very often you get the opportunity to mix with so many different professionalisms in one setting which gives you a different mix of ideas. Although we are from similar career backgrounds, we all have different lengths and levels of experience in our day to day jobs so it’s nice to see different opinions raised; we don’t always agree but you get to learn to appreciate different points of view.

I’m hoping to complete the Diploma and then eventually the Master’s which will support my understanding of my academic project which is part of my training as a paediatrician and has a genomic element to it. It will also hopefully support me in being able to my PhD when I’m ready to do it.

Hannah

I really like the course so far as everything is so varied and we get to choose quite a few of our modules as well as having the compulsory modules; it’s great that you have lots of opportunity to choose to study what interests you. You are getting the breadth of genomics but are also still able to go into depth and learn a lot of detail with each module and really develop your area of interest. For example, in one of my modules we had to write an essay around the topic of epigenetics and I decided to focus on the epigenetics of Alzheimer’s disease. I really like that you can the opportunity to take your own approach and focus on different aspects of genomics, whether that be disease or technologies that interest you.

The lecturers are so supportive and approachable; if you have a question you can email them and get a response so quickly. They’ve made it easy to ask questions through things like making discussion forums online and being available to email at any time. I also really like how they always record their content and put it up in advance which means you can find time to fit in watching a lecture around your schedule.

Another thing about the course that I’ve really enjoyed is the friendship I’ve been able to form despite teaching being online; I’ve managed to find a good knit of friends. There’s also a nice mix of professionals and recent graduates all with a range of backgrounds and ages and we are able to learn from each other’s experiences.

Scholarships

We’ve provided the information on our website to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available

Eligibility

We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.

There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

See our website for details of funding available and how to apply :https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/funding/


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