Middlesex University
Applied Genomics MSc (PG)
Middlesex University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Overview Technological advances in genomics are revolutionising life sciences. Whole genomes can be sequenced with ease, full communities can be characterised by their genetic content, the spread of pathogens and emerging diseases can be investigated at the molecular level, and traits can be mapped with base-pair precision. As DNA sequence technologies are producing more and more data every day at an ever-decreasing cost, there is a clear need for specialists in this rapidly-evolving field.

Why study MSc Applied Genomics at Middlesex University? This is an interdisciplinary programme with teaching provided by Life Sciences and Computer Science research active academics as well as other experts in the field. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of genomics principles and methodology to investigate economically and ecologically relevant traits. You will be trained to pursue a genomics career in the life sciences sector.

This programme has a strong applied and practical focus. You will use cutting edge technology to generate novel sequence datasets and analyse these over the course of the programme. A hands-on approach will give you the practical and computational skills in genomics in our laboratories and computing facilities; skills needed for a successful career in genomics.

Course Highlights

  • Practical approach to teaching with a strong link to research

  • Expert input from biological, biomedical and computer scientists

  • Possibility to perform dissertation study within external organisation

  • A flexible course that provides broad but thorough basis in genomics

  • Individual dissertation project allows high degree of specialisation in sub-area of own interest.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification


Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

Student composition of Middlesex University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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