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Evolutionary Genetics PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Genetics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole genome sequences have turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest growing areas of biology. This programme forms part of the quantitative genetics and genome analysis suite of programmes offering specialist routes, which also include Animal Breeding and Genetics and Human Complex Trait Genetics.

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to undertake research in evolutionary and quantitative genetics, population genetics and evolutionary genomics; a thorough understanding of general concepts in population and quantitative genetics and genomics; in-depth knowledge of evolutionary genetics; a solid grounding in the statistical methods required for quantitative biology; development of independent research skills through individual mini- and maxi-research projects; development of generic skills (IT skills, experience in writing scientific papers, the ability to work independently); presentation skills through student seminars, scientific presentation of project work and independent research projects.

You will develop the in-depth knowledge and specialised skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to practical problems, in both the biomedical and animal science industries, and to undertake research in evolutionary genetics, population genetics and genome analysis.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This course builds on Population and Quantitative Genetics (in PGBI11001) and Statistics and Data Analysis (PGBI11003). It introduces the analytical approaches of linkage and association to dissect genetic variation and identify causative loci.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£15,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£30,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biomedical sciences, medicine, agriculture, or animal sciences, or a degree in mathematics, statistics, or physics from applicants intending to transfer into the biological sciences. We will also consider your application if you have less than the minimum qualification but can show sufficient additional relevant experience such as significant work history in a related discipline. Your application must show evidence of an interest in genetics alongside quantitative skills.