Human Complex Trait 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 mysteries behind complex traits and diseases in humans? If so, our Human Complex Trait Genetics MSc programme might be perfect for you! Delve into the world of quantitative genetics and gain the skills to tackle a wide range of problems in evolutionary biology. Tailor your degree to suit your interests by choosing from a variety of modules. Taught by experts in the field, our programme offers a small course experience and emphasizes the conceptual foundations of the subject. Join us and become part of our internationally renowned research community in quantitative genetics! Visit our website for more information on entry requirements.

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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 understanding the genetics of complex traits in humans. 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.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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