Taught course

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biomedical sciences, medicine, agriculture or animal sciences, with evidence of quantitative skills.

We will also consider your application if you have a background in mathematics, statistics or physics and can show evidence of an interest in genetics, or if you have less than the minimum qualification but can show sufficient additional relevant experience (e.g. several years working in the animal breeding sector).

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole genome sequences have turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest growing areas of biology.

Based in the internationally renowned Institute of Evolutionary Biology, this MSc draws from the wealth of expertise available there, as well as the teaching, research expertise and facilities of Scotland’s Rural College, the University’s Centre for Genomics and Experimental 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. This programme forms part of the quantitative genetics and genome analysis suite of programmes offering three specialist routes, which also include Human Complex Trait Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
qgen@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 5513