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Postgraduate Admissions

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. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your 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 £70 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  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.


How to Find a Supervisor

Each student is allocated a named supervisor, who will meet regularly with the student to discuss progress and provide feedback and support as required. Each module will involve around 30 hours of contact time, including a blend of face-to-face sessions and online learning. The composition of face-to-face teaching will vary from module to module.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Medical Genetics

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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