Taught course

Animal Breeding and Genetics

University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates in the biological sciences who have an interest in quantitative biology, or graduates in mathematics, statistics or physical sciences who wish to apply theory to genetic problems. Applicants should have a good honours degree (minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK). Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided if this is not the applicant's first language.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is based in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with staff working in the Scottish Agricultural College.

It provides training in genetics and quantitative skills which are increasingly required by industry and research to exploit the explosion of information in genomics.

Students gain the knowledge and skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to practical problems in the animal-science industry, and to undertake research in quantitative genetics, genome analysis and animal improvement.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 5513