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About Applied Genetics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genomic technologies and information will transform practice across the clinical professions over the next decade. This MSc is a new programme developed by Health Education England and being offered by a network of centres across England.
This comprehensive programme is based at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH). As a student, you will benefit from the unique position the institute occupies within UK paediatrics.
Genomic Medicine MSc is suitable for doctors, healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. This course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine.
Introduction to programming for biology. Introduction to statistical computing in R. Algorithms for molecular biology. Medical genomics I.
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.