University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Genetics

The MSc degree in Genetics will take you through a wide-ranging curriculum describing some of the latest advances in genetics. It includes courses on molecular genetics, bioinformatics, simple and complex diseases, and immunogenetics. All these subjects are taught from the perspective of understanding how genetics is applied to increase our understanding of the causes and treatment of human disease. This includes the identification of genetic risk factors and their subsequent characterisation by functional genetics in laboratory model systems.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant molecular biology or medical biosciences discipline (for example biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, physiology, biomedical sciences). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: bioinformatics; mendalian diseases; applied statistics; generic skills; basic skills; genome-enabled medicine; complex diseases; immunogenetics; research tutorials. Elective courses: introduction to molecular biology; introductory to immunology; research project.

Assessment methods

Taught courses are assessed by a combination of written assignments and reports and by examination. A dissertation on the research project is written in the form of a research paper. Candidates are usually required to attend an oral examination with the external examiner.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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