The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole genome sequences has turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest growing areas of biology.
Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis is part of a suite of programmes offering specialist routes in Animal Breeding & Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, or Human Complex Trait Genetics.
Based in the internationally renowned Institute of Evolutionary Biology, this MSc draws from the wealth of expertise available there, as well as the teaching, research expertise and facilities of Scotland’s Rural College, the University’s Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Unit and the Roslin Institute (birthplace of Dolly the sheep).
Each year the syllabus is fine-tuned to suit current issues in evolutionary, plant, human and animal genetics.
Applicants who wish to select their area of specialisation during the programme should apply for this umbrella programme. Applicants with a preferred programme option should apply via the following links:
Animal Breeding and Genetics Evolutionary Genetics Human Complex Trait Genetics
This programme consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project, leading to a dissertation.
Population and Quantitative Genetics Genetic Interpretation Statistics and Data Analysis Linkage and Association in Genome Analysis Research Proposal Either Bioinformatics or Molecular Phylogenetics
Option courses (selected according to degree specialisation):
Quantitative Genetic Models Molecular Evolution Genetics of Human Complex Traits Animal Genetic Improvement Evolution and Climate Change Functional Genomic Technologies
You will develop the in-depth knowledge and specialised skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to practical problems, in both the biomedical and animal science industries, and to undertake research in evolutionary genetics, population genetics and genome analysis.
The minimum entry requirement is normally a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biomedical sciences, medicine, agriculture or animal sciences, with evidence of quantitative skills. Alternatively a background in mathematics, statistics or physics with evidence of an interest in genetics will be considered.
For 2016-17: £13,000 (Home/EU) , £25,900(Overseas)
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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