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Course summary

This course aims to provide you with the skills to advance your specialist knowledge of human genetic disease. The focus is on the current evidence base for disease processes and treatments in various genetic diseases as well as elements that aim to increase self-awareness and insight into both professional and ethical issues relevant to disease. Why study this course with us? You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the current scientific literature, to enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of the causes, diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner. The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work. Our aim will be to develop these to publication with you if suitable. Aspects of the course content are mapped to the academic content of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Clinical Genetics. If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, on successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD. Alternatively you could study for medicine, physician associate studies or a PGCE.

Assessment method

You will be assessed via coursework assignments, which may include literature reviews, laboratory reports, case studies, posters or oral presentations. The total number of contact hours for the whole course are 360 hours, out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.


Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see our website for current fee information https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2022-23
Medical Genetics at University of Chester - UCAS