MSc in Genetics and Genomics

Top 11 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 in Genomic Medicine

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time March 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. You will learn how to interrogate genomic data using bioinformatic tools to identify and investigate the pathogenicity of genetic variants, and relate these to real-life case-studies. The core modules also include consideration of the ethical, legal and social issues that surround genomic medicine, which can be further explored in an optional module. Other options include counselling skills and advanced bioinformatics. Finally, you can choose either a 60-credit research project (which could be a computer-based bioinformatics project, a lab-based or clinically-based project, either in Birmingham or at your home institution), or a 30-credit dissertation (combined with additional taught modules), to hone your research skills while exploring a genomics-related project of your choice. Why study this course You will be taught by people who are leading experts in their field both from the University of Birmingham and the surrounding NHS Hospitals, including the adjacent Women’s Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham (UHB). As leader of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (WMGMC, a region-wide consortium of all NHS Trusts), UHB will be a major contributor to 100,000 Genomes Project, ensuring close integration between the Project and our MSc programme. Many clinical staff teaching on the course are directly involved with the WMGMC, either as clinical leads or with key roles in the Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Service or the WM Regional Genetics Service, which are both at the leading edge of introducing technologies for stratified medicine (including genomics) into the NHS. You will have opportunities to visit these NHS facilities during the course. Sessions involving patient group representatives in several modules help to keep the patient at the focus of the course. The University of Birmingham enjoys an attractive campus with excellent teaching and learning facilities, which is easy to reach either by rail (we are the only British University with its own railway station on campus, with frequent 8-minute connections to New Street Station in the city centre) or by road. Modules Students registered for the MSc in Genomic Medicine will take seven core taught 15-credit modules, combined with: EITHER, a 60-credit Research Project PLUS one of six optional taught 15-credit modules; OR, a 30-credit Library-Based Dissertation PLUS three optional modules* Core modules (15 credits each): Module 1: An Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics Module 2: Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine Module 3: Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Diseases Module 4: Genomics in Cancer Pathology Module 5: Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare Module 6: Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease Module 7: Bioinformatics, Interpretation, Statistics and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis Projects: Module 8a: 60-Credit Research Project; OR Module 8b*: 30-Credit Library-Based Dissertation Optional modules (15 credits each): Module 9: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics Module 10: Counselling Skills for Genomics Module 11: Economic Models and Human Genomics Module 12: Workplace-Based Learning in Genomic Medicine Module 13*: Genomic Medicine Professional and Research Skills Module 14: Advanced Bioinformatics * Note: Students choosing the 30-credit Library-Based Dissertation must also take Module 13, Genomic Medicine Professsional and Research Skills, as one of their 3 optional modules. Entry requirements The University of Birmingham has general entry requirements including a minimum of GCSE grade C in Maths and English and evidence of English proficiency from all applicants whose first language is not English (e.g. IELTS Level 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band). Applicants for the MSc (Genomic Medicine) without prior relevant experience working in healthcare should have a good honours degree (or equivalent), in a relevant subject (e.g. biomedical science or medicine). However we will consider applicant with alternative academic qualifications, on the basis of professional qualifications and experience within the NHS (or other relevant organisations). The University will consider a candidate’s skills, attributes, motivation and potential for success when making an offer. Students may be contacted to discuss their application or invited for an interview. All applications must have at least one satisfactory reference. [-]

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’. [+]

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 and interests in the work-place, at Brookes or within other genomic laboratories under Brookes supervision. We also have strong links with local industry. We develop your transferable skills, particularly communication, organisation and research planning, which will assist you when carrying out your research project and can provide a basis for application for a research degree or career in genomics research. Key Facts Course length Full-time: 12 months Part-time: up to 36 months for all awards. Teaching location Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Start date September 2015 UKPass code 52309 [-]

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 not graduated from an English speaking University) Tuition Fees and Scholarships Education is an investment in your future and the CSMM is committed to offering an accessible education to all successful applicants. Scholarships are offered to MSc students subject to availability. Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a Government grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria. Scholarships & Grants Publicly-Funded Grants Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a publicly-funded grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria. CSMM Scholarships A number of full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees are awarded to MSc students based on academic criteria. The exact amount and number of scholarships that are offered is always subject to the yearly budget of the School. [-]

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 and to gain technical competence on the essentials of molecular and cellular biology. Specific aims: Critically review the exploitation of biochemical differences between parasites and their hosts in relation to parasite chemotherapy and vaccine research Discuss the importance of differences in the molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic parasites from those of their vectors and mammalian hosts Apply a range of techniques in molecular cell biology and critically interpret the outcomes Identify the unique adaptations of parasites and critically review their importance in survival and completion of their life cycles [-]

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. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. 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, discussions and assignments/lab and project work. Frequent field visits to industries and conferences are part of the learning process Students present their research work at regional seminars and are encouraged to attend workshops and training in higher level skills Group assignments to inculcate skills to work in a team Air-conditioned academic and hostel buildings Scholarships to meritorious students Ambience and environment to facilitate creativity and innovation. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students have excellent career opportunities in following sectors: Teaching in school and university Medical hospital and clinics Genetic & Pharmacogenomics research Research & development laboratory Drug discovery Genetic counselling Molecular and genetics data analysis ELIGIBILITY Candidates must have passed Bachelors degree in any Life Science subject from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. FEES Application Fee: 100 AED Registration Fee: 1500 AED Tuition Fee per year: 36,750 AED [-]

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. [+]

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. The fee is 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is genuinely international, bringing together students from many countries. The language of instruction and of the study materials is English in the compulsory courses and in most optional courses. You can write all exams, reports and your Master’s thesis in English. If you are fluent in Finnish or Swedish you can also use these languages. Pro­gramme con­tents The Master's programme is based on basic scientific research. In the programme you will acquire knowledge and skills in modern genetics and molecular biosciences, which you will deepen in your chosen field of specialisation. The programme is tightly integrated with the experimental research carried out at the University of Helsinki in genetics, genomics, biochemistry, structural biology, and cellular and developmental biology. By combining course units, you will be able to acquire a broad-based understanding of biological phenomena and of the molecules that have an effect on health, including their interactions and functions at the levels of cells, tissues and organisms. Courses include a variety of working methods: seminars, lectures, laboratory work, oral and written presentations, project work in small groups, independent studies and study circles formed by the students. The instruction will utilise digital learning environments. These diverse teaching methods require active involvement from you. They will develop your ability to search, structure and present new information, as well as to draw conclusions. You will learn about the principles and methods of research during laboratory exercises, and about practical work in research groups and when writing your Master's thesis. In addition to academic excellence, you will acquire general working life skills such as fact-finding, problem solving, communication, project management and teamwork. You will acquire competence both for post-graduate studies in a Doctoral Programme and for expert positions immediately after gaining your Master's degree. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor In this Master's programme you can specialise according to your interests in biochemistry and structural biology, genetics and genomics, or cellular and developmental biology. You can also choose courses and modules in the biosciences of health. You select your specialisation during your first year. Pro­gramme struc­ture You will need 120 credits (ECTS) for the Master’s degree, according to your personal study plan. The degree consists of 60 credits of advanced studies, including your Master’s thesis (30 credits) 60 credits of other studies chosen from your own programme or from other programmes (such as Translational Medicine, Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology or Neuroscience) You will be able to complete the Master’s programme in two years. The degree always includes a personal study plan as well as studies in labour market orientation, career planning, and possibly also international activities. If you are aiming for qualification as a biology teacher, you will need 60 credits of teacher’s pedagogical studies in your degree (this applies only to Finnish or Swedish speaking students). Thesis The goal of the Master’s thesis is to develop your skills in scientific thinking, practical research, scientific writing, and project management. You will become familiar with the planning and implementation of a research project in your own field, as well as with oral and written presentation. The thesis is worth 30 credits, of which about half is experimental research. You will acquire the necessary theoretical and methodological skills during the preceding courses of the Master’s programme and during laboratory practice. During your thesis work you will be a member of a research group at the University of Helsinki or elsewhere, and your project will be related to the research being conducted by the group. One or more supervisors will be appointed for your thesis. They will participate in the planning and supervision of the project as well as give you feedback on it. Ca­reer pro­spects After graduating from the Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, you will be well-prepared to move on to a career or to continue your studies at the postgraduate level for a PhD degree (see Postgraduate study opportunities). Doctoral studies are a prerequisite if you wish to become a researcher in the academic sector, for example. The Master of Science (MSc) is a generalist degree, giving you the ability to work in basic and applied research and to act as an expert in public administration, the private sector and biotechnology companies. Your choice of specialisation and optional courses allows you to profile your skills in the direction you aim to follow for your future career. You can also take courses from other Master’s programmes at the University of Helsinki or other universities in Finland or abroad. The professional titles of graduates in molecular biosciences include senior researcher, entrepreneur, forensic chemist, research and development chemist, product manager, senior officer, editor and teacher, so your future profession and employment can be as unique as you are. The teaching in the Master’s programme is based on cutting-edge research, so your education will be closely related and applicable to emerging fields such as bio-economy, nanotechnology, personal health and biological drugs. Some hot development areas in biotechnology include renewable energy and environmental technology. These sectors will require new kinds of specialists, who possess a wide and comprehensive understanding of molecular life sciences. After graduation, you could act, for example, in health life sciences as a quality manager or a laboratory specialist, scientific writer, clinical research monitor, or as an expert in administration. Com­pet­ence In the Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences you will acquire a Master of Science degree (MSc). Finnish or Swedish speaking students also have the possibility to qualify as biology teachers. If you have selected genetics and genomics as your specialisation and are fluent in Finnish or Swedish, you will be eligible to continue your studies towards qualifying as a hospital geneticist, provided that you have chosen the required courses and modules during your studies. More information on qualifying as a biology teacher: blogs.helsinki.fi/molekyylibiotieteet/opinnot/aineenopettajan-suuntautumisvaihtoehto More information on qualifying as a hospital geneticist: www.helsinki.fi/biotieteet/perinnollisyystiede/sairaalageneetikko In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion 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. You can carry out the research and internship periods included in the Master's programme abroad. You will also have the possibility to take courses for the Master’s degree as an exchange student in foreign collaborating universities. Net­work­ing The Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is carried out in cooperation among several departments at the University of Helsinki. The main institutions are: The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and The Department of Biosciences. Instruction is also provided by researchers and teachers in the following: Institute of Biotechnology Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Integrating Life Sciences Doctoral Programme Teaching cooperation is also carried out with other Master's and Doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki (e.g. Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Translational Medicine, Life Science Informatics). In addition, you will have the possibility to take certain courses at other Finnish universities through the Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO). More information on JOO studies: haku.joopas.fi/index_en Re­search fo­cus The Master’s programme focuses on the key research areas of the University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Biotechnology. In Life Sciences, these include: Genetics and genomics Cellular and developmental biology Biotechnology and molecular biology Structural biology and biophysics Molecular basis of health [-]

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. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. 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 skills that are essential to the modern biomedical and healthcare industry, gaining expertise in management, product innovation, development and research. Our students benefit from the University’s strong industrial partnerships and pioneering research activities. Staff at Brunel generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK. Industry relevance Scientific understanding is just one part of medical engineering and this course also addresses commercial, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements, with input from Brunel's extensive industrial contacts. Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories - with notable strengths in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Foundation course available The Intensive International Pre-Masters Course is a full-time 14-week course for international students who have marginally fallen below the postgraduate direct entry level and would like to progress onto a Master's degree course in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. It combines academic study, intensive English Language preparation, study skills and an orientation programme. Accredited courses Brunel offers a number of MSc courses in mechanical engineering, all accredited by professional institutes as further learning for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Energy Institute (EI) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Accreditation This programme is seeking accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) post the recent change in available degree routes. The IMechE formerly accredited the MSc Biomedical Engineering and we anticipate no problems in extending this accreditation to the new routes. Mechanical Engineering offers a number of MSc courses all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Energy Institute (EI) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Teaching in the courses is underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy & environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK. The discipline benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US. Employability Students who successfully complete the course will have gained the skills that are essential for the modern biomedical and healthcare industry, together with the expertise required to enter management, product innovation, development and research. At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering; appropriate science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

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. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. Genomic Medicine MSc/PgCert/PgDip and short courses are suitable for doctors, healthcare professionals and students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. This course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George’s and King's, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions. Students will learn how recent technological advances have transformed how genetic data is generated, analysed and presented and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios. This will be a flexible programme, structured to provide options for PGCert and PgDip awards as well as the MSc. 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 impact Both institutions are ranked among the top 200 universities in the world according to the recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings Tuition Fees 2016 UK/EU Entry: Full-time MSc: £12000 Part-time MSc: £6000 p.a. Postgraduate Diploma: £8,000 Postgraduate Certificate: £4,000 2016 Non-EU (international): Full-time MSc: £20,700 Postgraduate Diploma: £13,800 Postgraduate Certificate: £6,900 Entry criteria You will need to meet the entry criteria to be considered for this course. Undergraduate degree or equivalent* *Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 September 2016. International qualifications We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of it to pgadmiss@sgul.ac.uk. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us. English language If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. We also accept some qualifications such as the Indian Standard XII and West African SSCE. If you do need to sit an additional exam, English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period. IELTS: Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking. Pearson Test: Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking. Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English): Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section. Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English) Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section Other essential criteria Personal statement You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form. Reference You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). Typically the referees would be academic and professional/employer. Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or from yourself. Modules This MSc award will consist of 8 core modules with a selection of optional modules. Core modules Introduction to human genetics and genomics (15 credits) This module provides an introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation, including an understanding of disease genetics and how genomic medicine can be utilised to elucidate disease mechanisms and biology. It also covers information governance issues in genomics. Introduction to human genetics and genomics is available to study as a standalone module. If you work in the NHS this module is available, fully funded by HEE as part of your 'Workforce Development'. View the module guide here Omics techniques and their application to genomic medicine (15 credits) This module covers the range of multi-omics technologies, their interpretation and application in key areas of healthcare such as cancer, rare inherited diseases and infectious diseases, as well as research. Genomics of common and rare inherited diseases (15 credits) This module provides an introduction to the clinical presentation and manifestations of rare inherited and common diseases, and considers the patient and family perspective with respect to the role and impact of genomics. It reviews traditional and current strategies and techniques used to identify genes responsible for both common multifactorial and rare inherited diseases. Genomics in cancer pathology (15 credits) This module provides detailed knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer development, including how interrogation of a person’s own genome and the genome of tumour cells can facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits) This module provides a comprehensive overview of the analytical strategies and techniques used in pharmacogenomics and explores some of the challenges and limitations in this field. It also provides an overview of the different type of genomic biomarkers currently in use or emerging. Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits) This module shows how genomics can be used to provide more accurate diagnosis, predict which drugs are likely to be more effective, and monitor treatment and control of infectious disease in both individuals and populations. Bioinformatics, interpretation, statistics and data quality assurance (15 credits) This module provides the knowledge and understanding required to critically interpret existing genomic research, and develop the skills to formulate research questions. It also provides the skills to collect, analyse and interpret NHS data using a basic range of statistical and bioinformatics techniques. Bioinformatics, interpretation, statistics and data quality assurance is available to study as a standalone module. If you work in the NHS this module is available, fully funded by HEE as part of your 'Workforce Development'. 60 Credit Research project or 30 Credit library-based dissertation The research module can be approached by two different routes depending on student preference: a full research project of 60 credits or a literature review dissertation of 30 credits. If the latter is chosen, additional optional modules must be undertaken to fulfil the requirements of 180 credits for the MSc degree. Optional modules Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits) This module aims to provide a framework for ethical understanding of medical genomics. Students will be provided with a platform of ethical understanding from which to consider issues of human confidentiality, autonomy, disclosure, informed consent and natural justice. Counselling skills in genomics (15 credits) The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge, communication and counselling skills and appropriate attitudes and behaviours towards the diagnosis and management of patients whose care will be influenced by genomic investigations. Counselling skills in genomics is available to study as a standalone module. If you work in the NHS this module is available, fully funded by HEE as part of your 'Workforce Development'. View the module guide here Cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits) The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role of genomics in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, both in terms of common and rare disease, and will discuss the impact our growing knowledge of the genomic aetiology of these conditions is having on management. Cardiovascular genetics and genomics is available to study as a standalone module. Careers This course is designed for students who wish to acquire training in genomic technologies and the interpretation of their findings within a medical context. An MSc in Genomic Medicine will provide career opportunities for a range of professions from laboratory based researchers to diagnostic and healthcare professionals. [-]

MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement

University of East Anglia Faculty of Science
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The one-year MSc course in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement provides training for students wishing to undertake a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. The course focuses on plant molecular genetics and its potential applications to crop improvement in the 21st century. [+]

The one-year MSc course in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement provides training for students wishing to undertake a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. The course focuses on plant molecular genetics and its potential applications to crop improvement in the 21st century. The course is run jointly by the School of Biological Sciences (BIO) at UEA and the John Innes Centre (JIC), which also includes The Sainsbury Laboratory. The John Innes Centre is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. The teaching staff includes members of the School of Biological Sciences together with scientists from the John Innes Centre and a number of leading plant breeding and plant biotechnology companies within the UK. In recent years the career prospects for students with a postgraduate degree in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement have been very good, often leading to a PhD or employment in the plant breeding industry. The course will provide you with a unique opportunity to study plant genetics and crop improvement in an environment of academic and research excellence. The taught modules cover subjects including plant molecular genetics and biotechnology, target traits for crop improvement, and plant breeding. Training in a number of key transferable skills is also included. You will also undertake a six-month laboratory-based research project under the supervision of a member of BIO faculty or a senior scientist at the John Innes Centre. You will be required to submit a dissertation and present a seminar on your research project. Research projects are offered in the following areas: Plant genetics Plant biotechnology and crop improvement Plant genome organisation Plant-microbe interactions Cell and developmental biology Plant gene function "I found this course very beneficial but it was also tough for me as I did not have a molecular biology background in my first degree. However, there was always support from the lecturers, supervisors and staff of the course who are sympathetic to students and encouraging. The number of students is kept small, so the atmosphere of the class is friendlier than the other large courses. We are also privileged to have so much exposure to the latest Plant Science at John Innes Centre where renowned researchers gather from all over the world. Thanks to this course, I was offered the PhD studentship to research Crop Genetics at JIC and enjoy a life as a scientist there!" Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Biological Sciences or Plant Biology Degree Classification: Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) Alternative Qualifications: Candidates with other experience, such as employment within a plant breeding company or relevant research experience, will also be considered. [-]

MSc in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Greece Crete

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. [+]

MSc in Genetics and Genomics. 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 and their products. In the second year, students who have successfully completed the first year will develop advanced molecular biology technical skills and independent thinking by working on research projects in modern, well-equipped laboratories leading to a Master’s of Science degree. Research activities: topics generally available for Master of Science theses - Role of prolyl 4 hydroxylases in tomato and Arabidopsis growth and development - Arabidopsis genetics - Regulation of fruit ripening and Arabinogalactans - Agrofood forensics and development of biotechnological methodologies for authenticity and traceability - Genetic diversity assessment of horticultural crops - Olive genomics and transcriptomics - Molecular basis of abiotic stress response such as hypoxia [-]