Taught course

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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

September

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

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate

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