St George's offers modules in Genomic Medicine which are fully-funded for NHS staff.

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Our courses in Genomic Medicine are designed to provide healthcare professionals with a multi-disciplinary perspective on genomics and its application in medicine. Modules are especially designed for NHS professionals to improve skills and support career progression.

If you work in the NHS our modules are available with, or without assessment, fully-funded by Health Education England through the Genomics Education Programme (GEP), as part of your 'Workforce Development' (subject to available commissions).

Candidates must apply to St George’s in the first instance. If your academic application is successful we will contact HEE on your behalf to request funding.

HEE will require a letter of support from your line manager as well. Please note that funding is limited and not guaranteed. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

The GEP has been set up to ensure staff in the health and care system have the knowledge skills and experience to keep England a world leader in genomic and precision medicine.

St George’s is one of a select number of universities to offer this programme.

"The course is part of a bigger movement across the country, genomics and personalized medicine is the future. What I love about the course is that what you’re studying is going to make you really useful." - Brenda Nomamiukor, Genomic Medicine MSc Student


Qualifications are awarded by St George's, University of London, and taught in partnership with King’s College London. Both institutions are NHS preferred providers, and learners will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions.

Most modules generally involve approximately five days of face-to-face teaching over one or two weeks, followed by between two to four weeks of independent study and assessment preparation.

If you are interested in these courses you might like to try our MOOC in The Genomic Era which provides pre-course material.




To apply for HEE-funded modules in Genomic Medicine you will need to first apply to St George's.

You may be required to attend an interview.


  • Fully-funded places available for staff working in the NHS
  • 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

Student satisfaction and impact

New graduate (MSc Genomic Medicine): "After seeing the clinical impact scientific research could have on genetic diseases it strengthened my resolve to pursue a career in clinical medicine, a career which I am now on track for. The course has also made me open to the idea of specialising as a clinical geneticist in the future."

Tissue Bank Worker (MSc Genomic Medicine): "I got admission to study Graduate Entry Medicine and am preparing for first year medical school exams. I hope to apply the knowledge from the MSc to practice precision/personalised medicine when treating patients."

New graduate (MSc Genomic Medicine): "After finishing the course I got a new job as a bioinformatician in the group where I did my project."

Clinical Scientist (Genomic Medicine): "I was able to use the knowledge I had gained almost immediately. Our laboratory has developed a high throughput screening test to determine the molecular cause of inherited platelet disorders."

ICU Nurse (MSc Genomic Medicine): "This MSc is helping me a lot in my work and allowing me to contribute to improving the service in my institution."

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:17