University of Edinburgh
This programme provides training in genetics and quantitative skills which are increasingly required by research group leaders in PhD candidates to exploit the explosion of information in genomics. Applicants gain the knowledge and skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to undertake research in evolutionary and quantitative genetics, population genetics and evolutionary genomics.
The minimum entry requirement is normally a UK 2.1 Honours 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; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B. Students with less than the minimum qualification who can show sufficient additional relevant experience will also be considered.
Compulsory courses: population and quantitative genetics; genetic interpretation; linkage and association in genome analysis; research proposal; dissertation. Option courses: statistics and data analysis; molecular phylogenetics; bioinformatics; molecular evolution; genetics of human complex traits; quantitative genetic models; functional genomic technologies; evolution and climate change; animal genetic improvement; evolutionary quantitative genetics.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,825 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 10,675 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||EH8 9JU||Scotland|
0131 650 7482