University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Forensic and Conservation Genetics

The programme is designed for graduate students interested in developing skills in using genetics for wildlife conservation and animal/wildlife forensic investigations; the course will develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the use of genetics in these fields, teaching will be carried out using a combination of lectures, practicals and self directed study, and students will learn the fundamentals of molecular genetics and population genetics that underpin the areas of forensic and conservation genetics, in addition to 6 taught modules, students will undertake a 3-module research project which will develop research skills, students graduating from this course will be well placed to undertake further research at the doctoral level or take up jobs in: Forensics; genetics; veterinary; diagnostic; wildlife protection laboratories.

Entry requirements

Honours degree of the level 2.1 or above from a UK university or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline e.g. biology, animal conservation, biomedical sciences, genetics (applicants with a 2.2 degree are considered on a case by case basis and are welcome to apply); degree or HNC or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience; qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; forensic genetics I; forensic genetics II; evaluation of genetic data; laboratory management and quality assurance; conservation genetics; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is predominantly through coursework, some modules will be assessed by examination and coursework; coursework will include written essays; laboratory reports; case reports; presentations; and in part 3: a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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01772 892400