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.
Genetics at University of Aberdeen is taught at the heart of a very large teaching hospital at Foresterhill. This gives you access to experts within a wide variety of areas including bioinformatics, mendelian genetics, applied statistics and immunogenetics. The MSc degree in Genetics will take you through a wide-ranging curriculum describing some of the latest advances in genetics. You understand how diversity influences clinical outcomes, transplants, infections, autoimmune disease, cancer, immunodeficiency and human reproduction. We have the best support services in the UK to ensure you have guidance from the start.
Basic Skills - Induction
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Introduction to Microbiology
Genome - Enabled Medicine
Masters Research Project
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