Master’s funding applications now open for 2015/16 start

Programme aimed at NHS staff in England keen to study genomics

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is now accepting applications for funded places on the Master’s in Genomic Medicine course starting in the 2015/16 academic year.

The Master’s in Genomic Medicine has 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 course is available to take as a one-year full-time course or a two-year part-time course, and individual course modules will be available to support Continuing Personal and Professional Development (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).

Individuals should apply to their chosen university to be accepted on the course and, at the same time, should apply to the GEP to secure funding for their fees. This funding application process is now open for courses starting academic year 2015/16. Places are limited, so you should get your applications in as soon as possible to be considered.

Individuals wishing to start the course in subsequent academic years or wishing to take individual course modules as CPPD should complete an expression of interest form and we will get back in contact as soon as funding applications are open for those course start dates.