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Apply now for funded MSc courses & CPD modules in genomics

Healthcare scientists are being invited to apply for funded places on a new MSc in Genomic Medicine and associated CPD modules through the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme (GEP), with the first intake taking place in September 2015.

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The course has been developed by the GEP to ensure NHS staff have appropriate skills to support the development of genomic technologies within the healthcare system, particularly in supporting the NHS’s contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project . It provides a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional programme in genomics that can be applied to both clinical practise and medical research. 

The course will be delivered through a national network of 9 universities covering England with modules across the breadth of skills and knowledge in current genomics, including the range of multi-omics technologies, the genomics of rare and common acquired disease, the molecular pathology of cancer and bioinformatic interpretation. More information about the course and curriculum is available through the GEP website.


The course is open at healthcare professionals from the full range of professional backgrounds and groups (such as medicine, nursing, Healthcare Scientists and technologists). To take the Master’s course, individual professionals will be expected to meet the standard entry requirements for the university to which they are applying. Typically, this will include having a good first degree and minimum English language requirements. You will also need the support of your line manager in your employing organisation.


How to apply

To apply, complete the short form on the GEP website to register your interest. There will be four intakes between September 2015 and March 2017, however places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so it’s worth getting your initial application in as soon as possible.  You will subsequently need to go through the application process at your chosen university and to complete a short form to secure the course funding.

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