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.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
This programme consists of two semesters of teaching through lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer practicals, followed by a research project.
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.
No work experience is required.
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