Studying Genomic Medicine Full-Time or Part-Time [HEE funded only]

If you are an NHS employee funded by Health Education England [HEE], we have four options here at the University of Sheffield:

  • A Full Masters over one year full-time (180 credits)
  • A Full Masters over two years part-time (180 credits)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) - either can be taken full time (1 year) or part-time (2 year)
  • Individual modules for CPPD.

Option 1:  Full Masters over one year

Over one year, you will complete eight taught modules during the Autumn and Spring terms and during the Summer term, either a tailored Route A or Route B.

The overview below shows how those modules will be arranged.

HEE Structure FT


Option 2:  Full Masters over two years

Over two years, you will complete eight taught modules during the Autumn and Spring terms and during the Summer term, either a tailored Research Project or a Literature Review with two additional taught modules.

The overview below shows how these modules will be arranged:

HEE PT Structure

NOTE:  The Research project will be studied for 15 weeks each year, on a part time basis and can be taken in the workplace if appropriate.  Please note that projects taken in Sheffield, will be supported by the Sheffield Genome Centre and project require appropriate approval.


Option 3:  A Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate

The range of modules which can be studied at Diploma or Certificate level can be seen below and all modules are 15 credits unless specified. 

Postgraduate Diploma: Students must achieve 120 credits in their modules overall. over 1 or 2 years

Postgraduate Certificate: Students must achieve 60 credits in their modules overall, over 1 or 2 years

There is flexibility with the modules shown below, so please contact our team to discuss which combination of modules is most suitable to your interests.

Entry Pathways

NOTE: Students can apply directly to the above options or they can be used as exit strategies for a student if work commitments make completing the full masters problematic.


Option 4:  Individual Modules for CPPD

CPPD modules. Individual modules will be available to study as stand-alone CPPD short courses for applicants

In addition to the modules core to the MSc programme, we also offer the Clinical Bioinformatics and Personalisation of Medicine module [Link to https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/neuroscience/genomicmedicine/diplomacertcpd]


Please see our downloadable information sheet for part time study for the Academic Year 2017/18 at:
Part Time Information Sheet