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Application deadline

Applications for October 2021 entry are now closed.

Applications for October 2022 entry will open on 1st September 2021.

In order to be considered for any University scholarships for which you may be eligible your application must reach us by Friday 8th January 2021.

Applications received after this deadline will be considered if places are still available but cannot be considered for University funding.

Please refer to our individual course pages to check the admissions status of each course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualification), as a minimum, in a biological or medical subject.

Professional experience will be accepted as a substitute for a relevant undergraduate degree where an equivalent level of understanding and expertise can be demonstrated. You should have some practical exposure to omics, clinical genetics or similar topics, usually via employment in a hospital, medical science-based company or research establishment/ facility.

You are expected to have good IT skills. As the course is primarily pursued online, you will need to be familiar with communicating in this way and will be expected to ensure adequate internet connection and audio-visual equipment to engage fully with the course.

Making an application

All applications for graduate study are processed on the University’s Student Management System.

Please see the Graduate Admissions website for further details and how to apply.

See Applying for graduate study for full details.

Further information to guide you through the admission process can be found in the Application Guide. A fee of £75 is required prior to uploading your complete application. In some circumstances an application fee can be waived.

The application form

Applicants will be required to supply a CV, official academic transcripts and the details of three appropriate referees. Do make sure we receive the references before the closing date otherwise your application will be deemed “incomplete”.

How places are awarded

Our graduate admissions round is highly competitive. Places are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and performance at interview. Applicants who, as part of our admissions process, are top-ranked will be automatically nominated for funded studentships. Further details about fees and available funding can be found here.