48 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Medical Genetics with a Year in Industry course at University of Sheffield gives you a broad understanding of genetics, with an emphasis on topics of medical relevance. You’ll take a year-long, paid work placement as part of your degree to help you better understand how genetic information can be used in medicine. 

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Our Medical Genetics with a Year in Industry students at University of Sheffield have found placements at global pharmaceutical companies, such as GSK, Pfizer and Unilever, but your placement doesn't have to be in the lab. 

You could apply your scientific knowledge outside of the bioscience industry, in areas including market research, communications or business development. 

Key Features 

  • A placement is a great opportunity to test out a career path and many students are offered a graduate-level job at the end. 
  • You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and you'll still have the support you need from your tutor and the University. 


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: 
  • Genetics Data Handling
  • Genome Stability and Genetic Change
  • Human Reproduction and Fertility
  • Biostructures, Energetics and Synthesis
  • Genes, Genomes and Chromosomes 
  • Genetics  

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 | 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

    25670 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25670 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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