Animal Breeding and Genetics MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh    School of Biological Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; PgDip: 9 months full-time
Biological Sciences (4)

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Are you passionate about animal breeding and genetics? Our Animal Breeding and Genetics MSc and PgDip programmes are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to apply quantitative genetics theory to practical problems in the biomedical and animal science industries. Delve into the fascinating fields of evolutionary genetics, animal breeding, human genetics, and genome analysis. With a focus on quantitative genetics, you'll learn about breeding programme structures, genetic evaluation of livestock, and the use of cutting-edge technologies. Tailor your degree to suit your interests and embark on an exciting career in the animal breeding industry or academia.

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Programme description

We offer a suite of programmes to deliver the knowledge and skills required to:

  • apply quantitative genetic theory to practical problems in both the biomedical and animal science industries.
  • undertake research in a wide range of fields such as evolutionary genetics, animal breeding, human genetics and genome analysis

All our programmes offer the same core content, but you can tailor your degree to reflect your interests.

This programme is specifically for those interested in the application of quantitative genetics to animal breeding. If you are interested in other applications you could consider our alternative programmes in:

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


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