M.Sc. Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR15400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole genome sequences has turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest growing areas of biology. Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis is a suite of programmes offering specialist routes in Animal Breeding & Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, or Human Complex Trait Genetics.

Description of Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis

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This MSc draws from the wealth of expertise available in the internationally renowned Institute of Evolutionary Biology, where it is based, as well as the teaching, research expertise and facilities of the Scotland's Rural College, the Universityís Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Research Councilís Human Genetics Unit and the Roslin Institute (birthplace of Dolly the Sheep).

Each year the syllabus is fine-tuned to suit current issues in evolutionary, plant, human and animal genetics.

Students who are uncertain about how they intend to specialise are recommended to apply to this programme, and may change their degree selection to one of the specialist degrees during the year.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 15400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 6800 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

This programme consists of two semesters of teaching through lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer practicals, followed by a research project.

Compulsory courses

  • Population and Quantitative Genetics
  • Genetic Interpretation
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Linkage and Association in Genome Analysis
  • Mini Research Project
  • Either Bioinformatics or Molecular Phylogenetics

Optional courses (selected according to degree specialisation)

  • Quantitative Genetic Models
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Genetics of Human Complex Traits
  • Animal Genetic Improvement
  • Evolution and Climate Change

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis

The minimum entry requirement is normally a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biomedical sciences, medicine, agriculture or animal sciences, with evidence of quantitative skills.

Alternatively a background in mathematics, statistics or physics with evidence of an interest in genetics will be considered.

Students with less than the minimum qualification who can show sufficient additional relevant experience will also be considered.

Work Experience for Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis

No work experience is required.

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