48 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Get the best start for a career in industrial or academic research. The Medical Genetics course from University of Sheffield spans human, plant and microbial genetics, genomics and molecular biology. You'll study the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations, and learn about the latest molecular techniques for modifying genes, including CRISPR. 

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You’ll gain a broad understanding of genetics with an emphasis on topics of medical relevance and learn how genetic information can be used in medicine. 

Key Features 

  • We'll also introduce you to how modern genetics is helping us to understand and treat a range of diseases, as well as tackle global challenges like food sustainability and security.  
  • The first three years of your Medical Genetics course at University of Sheffield will have the same structure as the BSc, with the fourth year devoted to a major research project working in industry or in an academic lab with our world-leading academics.


Advanced accredition 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: 
  • Genetics Data Handling
  • Genome Stability and Genetic Change
  • Human Reproduction and Fertility
  • Molecular Immunology
  • The Genetics of Human Disease 
  • Biostructures, Energetics and Synthesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 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 | AAB, including Biology and a second science + B in a relevant EPQ; AAB including Biology and a second science + A in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 36, with 6 in Higher Level Biology and a second science
  • BTEC | RQF: D*DD in Applied Science (including modules in Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry and Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAAAB + AA in Biology and a second science
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | A + 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 39 credits at Distinction (to include Chemistry and Biology units) and 6 credits at Merit + interview 
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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    25670 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 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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