Masters Programmes

Masters Programmes

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has the following Masters Programme opportunities:

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MPhil in Biological Sciences

The Institute very occasionally takes on MPhil students to do a 1-year research MPhil, registered at the University of Cambridge, providing they have their own fellowship funding and the support of a Faculty member at the Institute. Assessment of the MPhil is by submission of a thesis and an oral examination. Students start on the 1st October, with submission of the thesis by the end of August. Further details are available here.

MPhil in Genomic Science

The Institute recently started a new 1-year research MPhil programme that aims to equip students from a number of low and middle income countries with a unique blend of experimental and informatics skills, maximising their competitiveness for future opportunities. The programme is being run in partnership with the following 9 institutions only:

  • The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
  • The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • The Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa
  • The Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand and Laos
  • The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam
  • MRC Unit, The Gambia
  • MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
  • KEMRI Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali

The programme will fund (stipend and University tuition fees) up to 3 students per year and applicants must be nominated by one of the partner institutions. Assessment of the MPhil is by submission of a thesis and an oral examination. Students start on the 1st October, with submission of the thesis by the end of August.

The Institute is also a partner in the following University of Cambridge Masters programmes:

MPhil and MSt in Genomic Medicine

The Institute is committed to helping healthcare professionals understand and apply genomics in clinical practice. We are a member of a partnership with the University of Cambridge, EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses that is delivering a taught Masters, as well other postgraduate degrees, to NHS staff and other interested students. Funding for NHS employees is available through Health Education England, whilst non NHS employees must have their own funding. The courses can be taken either full or part time, see MPhil in Genomic Medicine and MSt in Genomic Medicine for further details.