M.Sc. Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis

The University of Edinburgh

Tuition fee:
  • € 6,800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,400 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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 Universitys Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Research Councils 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.

Contents

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

Requirements

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

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