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About Veterinary Genetics
Masters degrees in Veterinary Genetics provide postgraduate training in techniques for investigating, identifying, and treating genetic abnormalities in a broad range of animal species. Specialisations include Equine Science, Livestock Science, and Exotic Livestock.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a Veterinary or Biological Science subject.
You will gain specialist knowledge of the role of genetics in animal disease, developing academic and practical experience in areas such as diagnostics, epidemiology, immunology, and microbiology.
Practical training is offered primarily through lab work, including experiment design, molecular research, DNA sequencing, and examining tissue culture. Consideration is given to issues such as ethics and policy within veterinary practise, alongside welfare and treatment of animals in captivity, for example zoos.
Careers in Veterinary Genetics are wide-ranging, but may include traditional lab-based roles, analysing genetic material for private firms and veterinary practices. Your experience could also lead to consultancy roles for SMEs and charities, or policy making for government agencies and international NGOs.
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This programme is the only one of its kind in the UK. It is designed for high-calibre, veterinary graduates from clinical backgrounds who want to explore and benefit from veterinary research, perhaps with a view to pursuing a PhD or a career in research.
The Masters Degree in Equine Science at Aberystwyth is a long established, internationally recognised course and will provide you with a research-led, high quality postgraduate teaching and education, allowing you to acquire the advanced subject knowledge and professional skills required to enter the top careers in the equine industry and related professions.
The Masters Degree in Livestock Science offers biological, scientific and professional training that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue leading careers in the livestock industries, in scientific research, in consultancy services, and in education.
This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.
The study of veterinary microbiology helps us to protect against and treat diseases in animals, from pets to livestock. Our MSc in Veterinary Microbiology is run in partnership with local, pioneering veterinary research institutes (Pirbright, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate).
You will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.
The University of Edinburgh has been offering innovative online programmes to medical, veterinary and health-related professionals since 2005. Today we offer 49 online programmes to choose from and our portfolio is expanding all the time.