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Masters degrees in Genetics administer specialist training in techniques for tracing genetic origin, heredity and variation in distinct and related organisms. Specialisations include Human Genetics in the form of Medical or Disease Genetics, as well as Animal, Evolutionary, Forensic, or Quantitative Genetics.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant science, though subjects that focus on mathematics or statistical analysis and modelling may also provide a route into Genetics.
The practical training which you receive will be suitable across a range of careers. This includes activities such as lab work analysing and manipulating tissue cultures to scrutinise gene structure and function, bioimaging, genetic mapping, and genetic modification. Fieldwork and case studies will explore topics such as genomics and omic technologies, bioinformatics, ethics, and legislation.
Geneticists are often employed within large research institutes primarily undertaking laboratory work, but their knowledge is often required by governing bodies and agencies, government, NGOs, and private SMEs. Careers include roles within the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, through to agriculture, wildlife conservation, and public policy.
If you would prefer a career in academia, your Masters would provide excellent preparation for further independent 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. Read more
The Institute of Genetic Medicine brings together a strong team with an interest in clinical and developmental genetics. Our research focuses on the causes of genetic disease at the molecular and cellular level and its treatment. Read more
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. Read more
The increasing impact of genetics in healthcare and the development of newer sophisticated technologies requires close collaboration between research scientists, clinical laboratory scientists and clinicians to deliver a high quality service to patients. Read more
This programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field of prenatal genetics and fetal medicine, specifically human genetics, human embryonic development and fetal medicine. Read more
The MRC Human Genetics Unit discovers how changes in our DNA impact our lives. We combine the latest computational and experimental technologies to investigate how our genomes work to control the function of molecules, cells and tissues in people and populations. Read more
Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.
The MSc in One Health provides the skills and preparation needed for careers in a broad range of environments.
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We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
Our postgraduate degrees are proven to advance the careers of our graduates. Our courses are all delivered entirely online, this means you can learn when and where it suits you.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
Students at our Faculty of Science are challenged to explore the boundaries of science. Taught by leading academics from around the world, the Master’s programmes we offer focus on the newest understandings and concepts as well as their impact on science and society
The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.