Applications for Master’s and CPPD funding now open for 2016/17 start

Genomics study programme aimed at all NHS healthcare professionals in England

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is now accepting applications for funded places on the Master’s in Genomic Medicine course and individual continuing professional and personal development (CPPD) for the coming 2016/17 academic year.

The Master’s in Genomic Medicine and associated CPPD modules have been designed to support the transformation of the NHS through the development of genomic technologies and interventions, in particular to support the work of the NHS England Genomic Medicine Centres and the 100,000 Genomes Project. The Master’s is available as a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time course, and a number of individual course modules will be available as CPPD.

The course is being offered through a national network of nine universities and is aimed at NHS healthcare professionals working in England from the full range of professional backgrounds and groups (such as medicine, nursing, healthcare scientists and technologists). Candidates who have applied to their chosen university and have had their place accepted can apply for HEE funding to cover the cost of the course or the selected CPPD module(s).

Feedback from current students includes:
“100% relevant to my current job.”
“Incredibly stimulating.”
“Excited to be at a centre of excellence in genomics research.”
“The course compliments the genetic counselling I do in my current role.”

The funding application process is now open for courses starting academic year 2016/17. Places are limited, so ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to be considered. Those who wish to take the master’s as a two year part-time course should note that 2016/17 is the last confirmed year for part time funding applications.

For more details or to apply please visit the programmes page of our website.