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Graduate Admissions

In view of the COVID-19 public health emergency we may need to make changes to the course details outlined on these pages. Offers holders will be notified of changes. Please see this page for further information.

Course closed:

Genomic Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £65 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Applications are considered in batches rather than on a rolling basis. The outcome of this process is that applications may receive a decision at that point, or may be carried forward to be considered as part of a later batch. Applications will first be reviewed shortly after the closing date for international funding applications in early January. At that stage, applicants who require an early decision due to funding competitions may be interviewed (either in person or by Skype). Other applicants may be interviewed or they may be carried forward to a later point to be considered as part of the larger cohort of applications close to, or after, the closing date.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Statement of interest (5000 characters)
    Applicants should include a statement of clinical and/or research interests, including how they anticipate genomics will impact their work and career in the future, and why the course is of particular relevance to them. The statement will be used to assess the candidate's awareness of the field of study, and to inform the range of elective modules and research projects offered.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Medical Genetics


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2019

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