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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This module aims to provide and equip students with the knowledge of statistics and computational tools needed to independently complete genomic medicine research. This module complements the knowledge from the wider course to ensure all students are competent in planning research, and can perform appropriate statistical analysis in R. The module is designed to prepare students for research projects and presents material in this context. This module serves as an informatics foundation for students learning bioinformatics and statistical languages. In particular, the module introduces students to the Genomics England Research Environment, and provides both self-directed, and supervised learning of the Unix command line environment and the R statistics language. This module provides an excellent foundation for performing a research project on the Genomics England 100,000 genomes data, and for students considering undertaking a PhD in future years.

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Fees and funding

The fee for 2022-23 will be £1,250 for Home students and £3,134 for overseas students.

HEE funding is available for NHS staff wishing to apply to study Genomic Medicine at The University of Cambridge for study of individual modules or modules as part of a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or part-time Masters in Genomic Medicine.  Limited funding is also available for those wishing to extend their study from a Postgraduate Certificate or 4 modules to a Postgraduate Diploma or MSt. All funding is subject to availability.

Please note - HEE funding is not available for CPPD study.

Prospective students wishing to apply for HEE funding should apply for their course place in the first instance. If you are eligible for Health Education England [HEE] funding then your application for funding is made via the University and not directly to HEE.  If you receive a conditional offer of a place, we (the University) will confirm the amount of HEE funding we can offer. With your permission we will then share your details with HEE so that they can progress and approve your funding allocation. 

For full details of eligibility, the application procedure and FAQs, please refer to the HEE website here.  Click on a module, read the information on the tabs titled, ‘Funding rules’ and ‘FAQs’ tabs.   At the bottom of the ‘Funding rules’ tab click the link to view the ‘the application process for CPPD module(s) or postgraduate certificate’ to view a useful flowchart showing the application procedure.

HEE funding is limited and only available for modules before the end of March 2023. You should make your application to us as swiftly possible in order to secure a place on the module(s) of your choice and secure any available funding.

Course dates

01 Jan 2023 to 31 Mar 2023

Course duration

3 months

Apply by

02 Dec 2022

Course fee

Home: £1,250
Overseas: £3,134

Course director

Programme director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


School of Clinical Medicine
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Course code