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Masters degrees in Applied Genetics offer advanced training in developing and understanding mechanisms for genetic processes such as inheritance, mutation, and variation, applying this knowledge for use in industrial contexts. Some courses will examine genetic modification, though it is not a mandatory component.
Popular specialisms include applied branches of Human Genetics as well as fields such as Healthcare, Medicine and Bioengineering.
You will learn to develop models for understanding genetic patterns, including practices such as bioinformatics and qualitative genetics. You will explore issues such as gene therapy and cytogenetics, honing transferrable skills through practical activities including DNA sampling, experiment design, lab testing, bioimaging, fieldwork, and case studies.
The experience you will gain may be utilised in various industries, including agriculture, medicine and pharmaceuticals. Your expertise would make you suitable for consultancy for NGOs and private SMEs, or in public policy and roles within governing bodies. You could even work towards a career in research, developing new techniques for understanding genetic biological processes. For the latter route, your Masters would provide excellent groundwork for further research at PhD level.
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The Genetics of Human Disease MSc aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of molecular genetics, quantitative and statistical genetics and human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. Read more
Students in the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) will benefit from foundational coursework in human genetics, cutting edge courses in the applied life sciences, and an innovative human genomics curriculum that combine to prepare them for the exciting field of genomic data analytics. Read more
KGI’s two-year Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program is dedicated to benefiting society through the education, training, and development of innovative, collaborative, culturally-competent, articulate, and caring genetic counselors who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry. Read more
The MSc Forensic Genetics and Human Identification is a comprehensive course on Human Identification and Mass Fatality Incident Analysis incorporating the full methodological repertoire of Forensic Genetics and DNA analysis, Physical Anthropology, Crime Scene Investigation and Human Identification based on biometric assessment of a variety of physical characteristics. Read more
The MSc by Research in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences aims to develop researchers who are conceptually aware, who can utilise a range of skills… Read more
At Aberdeen Immunology brings together Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery, Pathogen Interactions and Immunogenetics to give you a wide view of all aspects to Immunology and Immunotherapy from a leading UK medical school. Read more
If you are interested in the growth of biotechnology and bio pharmaceutical industries in the UK and worldwide you will be interested in studying this programme. Read more
Translational Cancer Medicine enables you to gain detailed knowledge and understanding of research methods applied to rational drug design, clinical study design, molecular and cell biology, tumour immunology, genetics and cancer imaging. Read more
Whether it's developing biosensors that provide real-time health feedback or helping test prototype dressings for wounds, UWE Bristol is pioneering exciting innovations in applied sciences. Read more
The Applied Science Programme provides graduates with in-depth knowledge, information literacy and interdisciplinary perspective. Read more
We pride ourselves on collaboration between clinicians and non-clinicians, and many of our courses include teaching from practising clinicians as well as research active academics.