Accreditation of Courses

The GCRB accredits courses which provide students with the necessary skills and qualifications to become a Registered Genetic Counsellor.

As part of the accreditation process each university has to provide extensive details about the academic components of their course.

The following UK MSc in Genetic & Genomic Counselling courses are GCRB accredited:

The following courses were previously accredited by the GCRB and are no longer running. The accrediation extends to cover the final cohort of graduates.

  • University of Manchester MSc in Genetic Counselling (last intake September 2015, final graduation December 2017)
  • Cardiff University MSc in Genetic Counselling (last intake September 2016, final graduation Summer 2018)

For information about the MSc accreditation criteria and the GCRB process used to assess courses and the learning outcomes click here

GCRB Accreditation Fees

  • Input into design of new course: £1000 plus travel/accommodation costs
  • Accreditation of new course: £1000
  • Annual maintenance fee for Accredited Course: £250

The GCRB are unaware of any other courses which have applied for accreditation.