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Genetics and Genomics MScR

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 11-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

11-JAN-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Genetics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Research profile

Research in the Division of Genetics and Genomics aims to advance understanding of complex animal systems and the development of improved predictive models through the application of numerical and computational approaches in the analysis, interpretation, modelling and prediction of complex animal systems from the level of the DNA and other molecules, through cellular and gene networks, tissues and organs to whole organisms and interacting populations of organisms.

The biology and traits of interest include: growth and development, body composition, feed efficiency, reproductive performance, responses to infectious disease and inherited diseases.

Research encompasses basic research in bioscience and mathematical biology and strategic research to address grand challenges, e.g. food security.

Research is focussed on, but not restricted to, target species of agricultural importance including cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep; farmed fish such as salmon; and companion animals. The availability of genome sequences and the associated genomics toolkits enable genetics research in these species.

Expertise includes genetics (molecular, quantitative), physiology (neuroendocrinology, immunology), ‘omics (genomics, functional genomics) with particular strengths in mathematical biology (quantitative genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, modelling).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£28,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

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