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Biomedical Genomics

Your Course
This course aims to provide postgraduate training in genomics relevant to medical applications to a multidisciplinary cohort of graduates with backgrounds in the molecular life sciences and quantitative or computational sciences. With continuing advances in the technologies that are used to sequence DNA, medical applications of genomics are becoming increasingly important. It is now possible to diagnose rare genetic diseases from genomic sequences, while sequencing of tumours has become an important means of refining therapeutic choices in cancer treatment. With backgrounds ranging from the molecular life sciences to mathematics, statistics and computer science, graduates of this programme will gain a shared set of core skills in genomics and practical experience of applying these skills to biological samples and data.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a Second Class Honours degree or better in a discipline relating to one of two entry streams for the programme, i.e. in the molecular life sciences or quantitative/ computational science. Qualifying degrees include, but are not limited to, biochemistry, genetics, biomedical science, biotechnology, mathematics, statistics, physics and computer science.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The MSc in Biomedical Genomics will provide the skills required to engage in genomics analysis and research. There is currently a large demand for trained research scientists in this area. As advances in precision medicine take hold, it is anticipated that the need for genomics analysts in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry and in academic research will continue to increase, generating opportunities to seek employment in each of these areas.

Further enquiries

Dr Pilib Ó Broin
T: +353 91 492 337


1. This course will provide postgraduate training in genomics relevant to medicine. Rapid advances in the technologies used to sequence DNA and RNA have led to an increase in the breadth of application of sequencingbased genomics technologies, with applications ranging from fundamental scientific discovery in the life sciences to clinical applications in precision medicine.

2. Graduates will become highly skilled in scientific principles and technologies, together with the quantitative and computational skills to analyze large data sets generated using the latest genomics techniques.

3. With the establishment of this new programme, NUI Galway is positioning itself as a major European centre for biomedical genomics training and research.

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