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
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
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||57|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||31|
Course contact details
- Professor Andrew Leigh Brown (Programme Director)
- +44 (0)131 650 5513