Taught course

Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:2 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biomedical sciences, medicine, agriculture or animal sciences, with evidence of quantitative skills. An alternative is a background in mathematics, statistics or physics with evidence of an interest in genetics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 Scottish Agricultural 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).

You will develop the in-depth knowledge and specialised skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to practical problems, in both the biomedical and animal-science industries, and to undertake research in evolutionary genetics, population genetics and genome analysis.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

MSc

part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations57
Written coursework / continuous assessment31
Dissertation (15000 words)
Research project12

Course contact details

Name
Professor Andrew Leigh Brown (Programme Director)
Email
qgen@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 5513