Genetic and Genomic Counselling (with Work Placement)

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Please note: This course is not running for 2022 entry. It will be available for 2023 entry. You can register your interest for 2023 entry with the university.

Designed to give you a working knowledge of the principles and practice of Genetic Counselling qualifying you to practice as a Genetic and Genomic Counsellor, this programme is accredited by the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board.

You will develop your skills in problem solving, evaluation and interpretation of diagnostic data, communication of the results of genome testing to patients, literature searches, scientific writing, oral presentations, poster presentations and team working.

Entry Requirements

A good BSc Hons in Genetics or related subject, with evidence of relevant experience in a care context OR a good BSc Hons in Nursing, with experience of working in a care context and evidence of interest in genetics.

Note that care experience does not imply work in a genetics context but might, for example, be in a care home, a school for children with complex needs or charity work involving direct patient care.

Applicants without a good BSc but who have two or more years work experience in a clinical genetics department may be considered and should contact one of the programme directors for further advice.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's


MSc MedSci

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

24 months


College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences


School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General