The Medical School,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Lead academics: Dr Janine Kirby and Dr Dennis Wang
This is a stimulating course at the interface of medicine and data science. The course draws on expertise from two University faculties – Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science – as well as Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Sheffield Genetics Diagnostic Service (Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).
It’s aimed at students as well as professionals from healthcare and science backgrounds. The syllabus, as outlined by Health Education England (HEE), covers the scope and application of genomics in medicine and biomedical research as well as considering ethical and genetic counselling aspects which genomic medicine introduces.
The course is taught by academics, scientists and clinicians, using a range of methods. You’ll have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of hypothesis-driven research by carrying out your own project in genomic medicine.
We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.
The MSc Genomic Medicine offers a wide range of delivery methods for providing theoretical knowledge, from lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials to computer-based analysis workshops and flipped teaching as well as the opportunity to gain input from internationally renowned experts in their fields.
Problem-based learning is embedded within the course and features in combinations of online and in-person interpretive class formats. Tutorials, seminars and individual meetings with staff provide opportunities for discussion and feedback. Each of the departments delivering the programme fosters an environment that provides many opportunities for individual and group learning.
PG Diploma, PG Certificate and Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) options are available as entry and exit options on both a full-time or part-time basis.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
After successfully completing your course, graduates have had the opportunity to find work in a wide variety of areas and industries:
- Clinical PhD research
- Research Technician or Research Assistant
- Medicine (if you are a MBChB Medicine graduate)
- NHS Scientific Training Programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics
- Promotion within NHS or Allied Healthcare Professional roles
Our graduates now work in many healthcare settings, as well as universities around the world, local councils and clinical research facilities.
The course is aimed at UK/EU/International students with minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant scientific degree and NHS colleagues from suitable healthcare backgrounds. Medical students can intercalate after completion of three years of their medical degree.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 2296
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.