Evolutionary 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 fascinated by the genetic foundations of evolution? Look no further than our Evolutionary Genetics MSc programme. This comprehensive course equips you with the knowledge and skills to tackle real-world problems in biomedical and animal science industries. Delve into fields like evolutionary genetics, animal breeding, human genetics, and genome analysis. Tailor your degree to your interests, with core courses in Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics and Population Genomic Analysis. Benefit from small class sizes taught by experts in the field, and access cutting-edge facilities. Whether you're pursuing a full-time or part-time option, this programme will unlock your potential in the exciting field of evolutionary genetics.

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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 in 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 evolutionary biology. Students in one Quantitative Genetics suite of programmes can change to another provided that prerequisite courses are passed in the second semester.

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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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