Stratified Medicine

Stratified medicine, also known as personalised medicine, is at the cutting edge of a new era in healthcare : “The right treatment, for the right person, at the right time”.

Stratified Medicine aims to identify how our genes or patterns in levels and state of molecules within our bodies, or subtle differences in medical images, could be used to create robust clinical decision making tests for a range of degenerative diseases.

The undergraduate stratified medicine programme (BSc Hons) established in 2014 is the only stratified medicine course in the UK. It is based on the Magee campus with some teaching at Altnagelvin Hospital.

The MSc Stratified Medicine course is the only course of its kind in Ireland and is a fully online distance learning course providing exit opportunities at PgCert and PgDip level. This course was accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) in 2018 demonstrating the validity and importance of this course in the current market.

Key Facts


100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019


Graduates have a wide skill set covering computational biology, statistics and genomic medicine. 100% of our graduates are in jobs or further education within 6 months of graduation.


Distance learning MSc, PgCert and PgDip


Close links with external stake holders (industry, professionals, regulatory bodies and clinicians)

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Cost of living in Derry - Londonderry is amongst the most affordable in the UK (Lloyds Bank, 2017)


100% assessment satisfaction in the National Student Survey

With only 25-35 students per year, it provides a unique learning opportunity, allowing students ample opportunities to interact with staff and other students on the course. Students are provided with innovative and technology led learning opportunities through lectures, laboratory based practical’s and research projects.

The lecturers which teach on the course have a high level of research experience in their respective fields; including mental health, eye disease, cancer (specifically multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), inflammatory disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal health.

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Brenda Plummer

Administrative Co-ordinator - Stratified Medicine

School of Biomedical Sciences

On campus courses

Personalised Medicine gives you the skills to create the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time.

Full-time Undergraduate course

Year of entry: 2022/23

Magee campus

UCAS code: 8H21

Online courses