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QGGA Programmes

MSc/Diploma in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis

MSc/Diploma in Animal Breeding and Genetics

MSc/Diploma in Evolutionary Genetics

MSc/Diploma in Human Complex Trait Genetics

The QGGA suite of courses provides a customisable programme of postgraduate study.

All students start by acquiring core skills in quantitative genetics, population genetics, data analysis, statistical methods, quantitative trait locus analysis and genome analysis. Each student then selects a specialty from Animal Breeding and Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics or Human Complex Trait Genetics.

The specialist programmes include a 4-week taught course in the area of interest and preparation of a research project proposal. Students wishing to fulfil the requirements for the MSc degree continue to a full-time 3-month research project in their specialist field. Click here for full details of the course structure.

The QGGA suite is designed to show postgraduates how general theoretical principles of quantitative genetics and genomics are applied in practice to areas of active research within the University and its associated Institutes. The specialist programmes give students the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in the subject of choice. Course content is frequently updated to reflect the research interests of the teaching staff, who are academics and senior researchers in the relevant fields.

The 3-month research project gives students hands-on experience of research in their specialist area. There are numerous supervisors to choose from within the University and its associated Institutes, so each student can select a project that reflects his or her interests. The research project makes the programme of study unique to each student.

Students who successfully complete the appropriate period of study can elect to graduate with a Diploma or MSc in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis or with a Diploma or MSc in the specialist option of choice (Animal Breeding and Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics or Human Complex Trait Genetics).








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