Medical Genetics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Discover breakthroughs in the genetic basis of diseases and explore the potential of targeted therapies and personalised medicine. Driven to save lives and make an impact? Here you’ll learn how to do exactly that from pioneers in medicine and the sciences. One recent breakthrough by our genetics researchers could help develop treatments for cancer – scientists discovered a molecular lock that prevents genetic mistakes when cells divide.  Taught by both the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, you’ll benefit from the strengths of both schools, their academic experts and their top facilities.   This course will set you up for careers in biomedical or genetic research, biotechnology, and bioinformatics/data science. It's also one of the many possible pathways into medicine.  Learn to carry out research   Building a strong scientific understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of human health is central to the course. You’ll also look at the development of disease and explore the evolution of diseases within human populations.   Our experts will discuss mitochondrial and human genomes while introducing you to medical research, genetic counselling, and bioethics. All this knowledge will help you design your own project. You’ll learn what it takes to become a researcher whose work saves lives and shapes the future. 


Year 1 Basic Biochemistry Cells Essential Skills for Biologists Evolution Molecular Genetics Practical Biology Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology Physiology Tissue Biology Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Each module is assessed by written examinations and coursework (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests). Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Medical Genetics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS