MSc in Genetics and Genomics

Top 10 Masters of Science in Genetics and Genomics 2017

Genetics and Genomics

A Master of Science (MSc) often includes technical, scientific, or research aspects to the field chosen by the student. In many basic science research programs, obtaining a master’s degree is a prerequisite for moving on to a Ph.D. or M.D.

What is an MSc in Genetics and Genomics? This program explores mutations in DNA and the implications of these aberrations. Students will typically work on discovering how preexisting mutations happen and how to manipulate the genetic code to remove or alter genes for the purpose of creating targets for new drugs. Courses typically include high-level life sciences, such as biology, chemistry, medical drugs, pharmaceuticals, and more. Students can also expect to hone their problem solving skills, work on experimental design, and learn how to draft and submit scientific manuscripts.

Embarking on a master’s program for this subject will open doors for both Ph.D. programs and industries alike. With a deeper working knowledge of how DNA is structured, students usually have higher acceptance rates into the medical school of their choice.

The medical field is often the priciest, so research into costs of different programs is required. Potential students should factor in costs of tuition as well as the many books and computer software necessary for the degree requirements.

A Master’s in Genetics and Genomics can land graduates a spot in a stellar Ph.D. or M.D. program in a top-tier medical university. Many people choose to follow the academic route and pursue an even higher degree when their master’s is completed, making careers as geneticists, medicinal engineers, and more. Many pharmaceutical companies hire research scientists straight out of master’s programs at very competitive and appealing salaries.

It is even possible to complete the coursework for this program online. This opens up opportunities for those who cannot move across the country for school. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc Medical Genetics

The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Medical Genetics. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Medical Genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Medical Genetics. The MSc Research or Library Projects on various aspects of Medical Genetics are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Medical Genetics. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Medical Genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Medical Genetics. The MSc Research or Library Projects on various aspects of Medical Genetics are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out pioneering research in Medical Genetics and therefore provides MSc students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive Research or Library Project. MSc Students have the opportunity to attend courses in innovative fields which include Cytogenetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Methodologies and Technologies Applied in Medical Genetics and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Diseases. Entry Requirements To be admitted to the MSc Programs, a student must meet at least the minimum requirements listed below: 1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution, in a related field 2. English Language Certification or other accepted International Standard, if graduated from a school where English is not the language of instruction. Application Procedure The available positions for new students are announced on the CSMM website and in the press during the last week of January, before the beginning of the academic year. Required Documents 1. A Completed Online Application Form 2. Two Academic References 3. Academic Transcripts 4. English Language Certificate (if... [-]

MSc Molecular Biology & Human Genetics

Manipal University Dubai
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

MSc Molecular Biology & Human Genetics is a specialization program aimed at providing excellent opportunity for the students to take off in a promising career in the field of medical research and diagnostics. It was introduced with the vision of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and latest developments in this frontier science. [+]

QUICK FACTS 5 Schools 30 Programs 40 Nationalities 2000+ Students 4000+ Alumni OVERVIEW MSc Molecular Biology & Human Genetics is a specialization program aimed at providing excellent opportunity for the students to take off in a promising career in the field of medical research and diagnostics. It was introduced with the vision of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and latest developments in this frontier science. The program is tailor-made by experts to suit the current needs of the industry and academia. Upon successful completion of the program, the students shall: Get an overall exposure to various aspects of current medical research and its applications. Understand the applications of tools of biotechnology and Bioinformatics for the improvement of human life and environment. Develop various skill sets required to be a successful professional in the area of specialization THE PROGRAM OFFERS THESE BENEFITS: Modern classrooms with Wi-Fi internet connectivity, projection systems Approximately 1,200 square meters of laboratory space which is well-equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments Advanced laboratory facilities for Molecular Biology, Cytogenetic-Microscopy and Imaging, Cell and Tissue Engineering. The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are equipped with Biotechnology based lab equipments such an autoclave, bio-safety hood, CO2 incubator, compound microscope, conductivity meter, (minus 40 and minus 80), PCR machine, gel documentation system, gel electrophoresis, high speed refrigerated centrifuge, ice maker, inverted microscope, laminar hood, light microscope, microbial incubator, micro-centrifuge, UV spectrophotometer, UV-Transilluminator, water bath and shaker and water distillation unit. Students are taught using conventional as well as modern methods, including whiteboard, videos,... [-]

Master in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master's programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences has a multidisciplinary and international teaching staff and research environment, giving you an excellent opportunity to create interdisciplinary and international contacts which will be of great importance for your future career. The Master's programme enables you to participate in international research projects from the beginning of your studies. You will communicate in English, allowing for a smooth transition between international research and specialist environments. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. How do genes regulate the development and functioning of cells, tissues and organisms? How do molecules, cells and tissues function and communicate with each other, and how are their functions studied? These are the key issues for understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms, whose disruption can contribute to the onset and progression of various diseases. Researchers in the fields of genetics, genomics, cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biosciences of health are searching for the answers to these questions. Upon completing the Master’s Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences: You will have in-depth knowledge of genetics and molecular biosciences and of the experimental methods used in them. You will understand the characteristics and functions of genes and biomolecules at the cellular, tissue and organism levels. You will be able to analyse scientific knowledge critically and communicate it to different audiences. You will have the ability to produce new scientific information about the properties of genes, biomolecules and cells by means of experimental studies. You will be able to take advantage of existing research data and biological databases. You will have mastered good scientific practice and know how to act accordingly. You will have the capacity for independent project management and problem solving, as well as for maintaining and developing your own expertise. You will have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural communities. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later.... [-]

MSc Biomedical Genetics and Tissue Engineering

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The two MSc programmes in Biomedical Engineering draw on the wide experience of Brunel's academic staff, which ranges from the development of equipment and experiments for use in space, to research carried out in collaboration with hospitals, biomedical companies and research institutions. [+]

The two MSc programmes in Biomedical Engineering draw on the wide experience of Brunel's academic staff, which ranges from the development of equipment and experiments for use in space, to research carried out in collaboration with hospitals, biomedical companies and research institutions. Four (compulsory) taught modules and two optional streams are available. Students can apply to one of the two named degree title awards - 'Biomedical, Genetics and Tissue Engineering' or 'Biomedical, Biomechanics and Bioelectronics Engineering'. The programme has a strong research and development emphasis and students will develop expertise in advanced product development and research. It aims to provide an overall knowledge base, skills and competencies, which are required in biomedical engineering, research activities and in related fields. Aims The modern healthcare industry is commercially-driven and fast moving – putting a premium on recruits who bring strong research experience. Biomedical engineering is a new and rapidly emerging field of engineering to biological and clinical problems. It relies on the methodologies and techniques developed in more traditional engineering fields, further advanced and adapted to the particular complexity associated with biological systems. These applications vary from design, development and operation of complex medical devices, used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment, to the characterisation of tissue behaviour in health and disease, and theoretical models that enhance the understanding of complex biomedical issues. As well as giving a solid scientific understanding, this course provides students with an understanding of the commercial, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the industry. Graduates acquire the... [-]

MSc in Genomic Medicine

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course is especially designed for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds. It follows a syllabus specified by Health Education England (HEE) for training NHS staff in Genomic Medicine, and HEE has ring-fenced funding to allow NHS staff to study for the MSc (Genomic Medicine) at accredited provider institutions, including Birmingham. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. The course is especially designed for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds. It follows a syllabus specified by Health Education England (HEE) for training NHS staff in Genomic Medicine, and HEE has ring-fenced funding to allow NHS staff to study for the MSc (Genomic Medicine) at accredited provider institutions, including Birmingham. Further information about HEE funding is now available. You can choose to study for the full Masters, the intermediate qualifications of Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate, or select individual modules as CPD. The course is also suitable for other Home/EU or international students who wish to learn about the advances in genomics and bioinformatics particularly as relevant to medical applications, and the challenges of introducing the technology into a healthcare system. The Programme aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to genomics that will empower you to help lead the holistic integration of genomic technology into patient care within the National Health Service, including via the ambitious Genomics England Ltd (GeL) 100,000 Genomes Project which commenced in 2015. The course begins with a brief revision of DNA, genes and genetics and updates these concepts to the scale of contemporary, whole-genome information. It will introduce to you the technologies for generating genome-wide data, and how the resulting vast quantities of data can be approached and interrogated to generate meaningful information that can be useful for families affected by inherited conditions, or for patients with acquired diseases including cancer and infections.... [-]

MSc Molecular & Cellular Biology of Parasites and Vectors

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic parasites and their vectors. [+]

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic parasites and their vectors. Topics will be taught through formal lectures to convey essential concepts and factual information, guided reading to explore topics in greater depth, interactive tutorials to develop critical understanding, student seminars to reinforce learning outcomes and gain practice in presentational skills, and practical sessions to gain technical competence and to illustrate important concepts in action. Course Outline - The use of recombinant DNA technology, molecular cell biology and biochemical techniques as research tools in parasitology and vector biology. - Surface antigens of parasites and their role in invasion and survival in mammalian hosts. - The molecular and biochemical basis of antigenic variation and antigenic diversity in protozoan parasites. - Surface membrane enzymes and transporters and their role in acquisition of nutrients by parasites. - Invasion and survival of intracellular parasites. - Survival and development of parasites in their arthropod vectors and parasite/vector interaction. - Unique biochemical pathways found in parasites and their potential for exploitation as chemotherapeutic targets; empirical and rational drug design. - Molecular and developmental biology of insects and other vectors. - Molecular basis of insecticide resistance in vectors. - Molecular and developmental biology of helminth parasites; structure and function of the surface membrane/cuticle. - Unusual features of gene organisation and regulation in kinetoplastid parasites. - Organelles and subcellular compartments in parasites. Academic requirements: This course is suitable for people who require an update... [-]

MSc Medical Genetics and Genomics

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The advent of affordable rapid genome sequencing will produce enormous amounts of genetic data on both individuals and populations, and the challenge for scientists is to unlock the potential of this ‘big data’. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. The advent of affordable rapid genome sequencing will produce enormous amounts of genetic data on both individuals and populations, and the challenge for scientists is to unlock the potential of this ‘big data’. Doing so requires a new generation of scientists who can combine genetics and bioinformatics to understand how genomic changes cause diseases such as cancer, thus enabling the development of novel treatments, through drugs and gene therapy, and prevention strategies. With the huge expansion in number of individual genomes being sequenced, this is one of the fastest growing areas of biomedical science as we embrace the era of personalised medicine. Why choose this course? This is a 12 month full-time course, with part-time places available. Aimed at graduates (UK/ EU, International) wishing to develop skills and knowledge in human genetics and genome analysis for employment in the medical biotechnology/pharma and genomics sector, and those wishing to go on to do research degrees. This course will prepare you for entry into a career in medical genetics and genomics. Our lecturers conduct first-class research, with over 95% of Biological Science research internationally recognised in the 2014 REF. You will be taught by Oxford Brookes staff, with specialist lectures provided by staff of other partners in the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Centre, and will have a range of project opportunities using human genome data. The Faculty will invest over £8M in Bioscience facilities from 2015, with funding from HEFCE. Projects may be linked to specific needs... [-]

MSc in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also placed on subjects including genetic mechanisms underlying disease, mapping, and diagnostic methods.

Special features of the programme:

    Courses in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and medical genetics     Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques     Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurship, and the commercialisation of biotechnology ... [-]

MSc Genomic Medicine

St George's University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Genomic Medicine MSc/PgCert/PgDip and short courses are suitable for doctors, healthcare professionals and students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. If you would like to find out more information about scholarships, applying or the programme itself, please read more here: www.sgul.ac.uk/genomics [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. As a rapidly emerging and constantly evolving medical discipline, genomic medicine has exciting implications for every area of healthcare, drug discovery and patient treatment. The potential of genomics in 21st century medicine is enormous, but requires highly trained specialists to implement and be responsive to these developments. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to take immediate advantage of the use of genomic technologies. Preparing you for this exciting new frontier of medicine, you’ll learn how recent technological advances have transformed how genetic data is generated, analysed and presented and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George’s and King’s College London, students get the best of both worlds. Both institutions have been at the forefront of advances in genomics and medicine for decades and are co-located with leading teaching hospitals. It means students benefit from the world class research, clinical and teaching expertise and the sheer breadth of experience of both National Health Service (NHS) preferred providers. Highlights Taught jointly by St George’s and King's Institutions with world-class research, clinical and teaching expertise across the full spectrum of Genomic Medicine Integrated within the South London Genomic Medicine Centre Both campuses are co-located with leading teaching hospitals Institutional expertise in multi-professional education St George’s scored 92% overall student satisfaction in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2014 King’s clinical research ranked third in the UK, eleventh in the world St George’s clinical research ranked 4th for... [-]

MSc in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Greece Crete Athens + 1 more

The Master on Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology provides a two-year Master of Science degree programme for scientists holding a university Bachelors degree in agronomy, biology, horticulture, agricultural engineering, chemistry, plant science or any related field. [+]

The Master on Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology provides a two-year Master of Science degree programme for scientists holding a university Bachelors degree in agronomy, biology, horticulture, agricultural engineering, chemistry, plant science or any related field. The programme aims to empower the students mentoring experiences of high quality in the mechanisms, capabilities, uses and limitations of plant biotechnology using cutting edge technologies on high throughput omics, genetics, bioinformatics and plant genetic engineering. Great progress has been made over the last two decades in understanding plant biology and genetics, due to the rapid developments in applied plant biotechnology and molecular breeding techniques. These, in turn, have had an enormous impact on the science and practice of agriculture and horticulture. The major goals of the Department of Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology are to provide the students with a thorough grounding in the mechanisms, capabilities, uses and limitations of plant biotechnological methods so that they will be able to apply them to problems related to horticultural production and quality. The first year students receive a solid theoretical background and practical training, leading to the attainment of a DSPU certificate, attending classes and extensive laboratory courses in the following fields: - Applied plant molecular genetics and biotechnology including the hormonal and developmental regulation of gene expression, in vitro and tissue culture techniques, and transformation strategies - Applied plant genetics including marker-assisted breeding, risk assessment for Genetically Modified Organisms, Genetically Modified Organism certification protocols and Arabidopsis genetics Emphasis throughout the course is placed on horticultural crops... [-]