Human and Molecular Genetics (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 11000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 24950

All study options

About Human and Molecular Genetics at University of Sheffield

Designed in collaboration with the NHS: Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service, this course is for students who are fascinated by medical genetics. Through theoretical and hands-on practical skills training you'll explore human genetics and develop an understanding of how human genetic diseases are diagnosed clinically at the chromosome and DNA levels. You'll also have opportunities to explore the wider implications of genetics in fields such as human fertility, stem cell biology, organism development and the cellular role of RNA.

As part of your course, we'll train you in a wide range of exciting, modern laboratory techniques, including CRISPR genome editing, molecular cloning, organism handling, DNA sequence analysis, PCR, SDS-PAGE and western blotting.

The biggest part of your course is the medical genetics laboratory project. Here you'll spend six months undertaking extensive training in advanced laboratory techniques such as human cell culture, microscopy and cytogenetics before applying this knowledge to the study and diagnosis of human genetic diseases.

Example research projects include:

Students also have the opportunity for NHS clinical work placements in the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service, which is based in the Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 11000International course feesGBP 24950

Notes about fees for this course

2022 fees not yet available, fees displayed are 2021 fees for guidance only

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Sheffield to find course entry requirements.

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