Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 25900
    Tuition (Year)
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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 University’s Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Research Council’s 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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 25900 International
  • GBP 13000 EEA

PT:

  • £6,500
  • £12,950
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