36 months
24450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Medical Genetics course at University of Sheffield gives you a broad understanding of genetics, with an emphasis on topics of medical relevance. You’ll learn how genetic information can be used in medicine. 

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The Medical Genetics course at University of Sheffield spans human, plant and microbial genetics, genomics, and molecular biology. You’ll explore the genetic basis of cell function and disease, and the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations. 

Key Features 

  • You’ll also learn about the latest molecular techniques for modifying genes, including CRISPR. 
  • We'll introduce you to how modern genetics is helping us understand and treat a range of diseases, and tackle global challenges like food sustainability and security.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, which shows employers that you've developed the practical skills and scientific knowledge that they're looking for.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Literature Review
  • Genetics Data Handling
  • Genome Stability and Genetic Change
  • Human Reproduction and Fertility
  • Molecular Immunology
  • The Genetics of Human Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + A in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science
  • BTEC | RQF: DDD in Applied Science (including modules in Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry and Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAABB + AB, including Biology and a second science
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA in Biology and a second science
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include Chemistry and Biology units) and 9 credits at Merit + interview
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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