Aims and Outcomes
The main aims and outcomes of completing a quantitative genetics MSc programme.
Our suite of MSc Programmes provides students with a thorough grounding in the theory and applications of quantitative genetics skills necessary for a career in research. Many of these skills (for example critical and quantitative thinking, programming, and scientific communication) are transferable to a wide range of other professions.
Our educational goals are to:
- improve your knowledge and understanding of quantitative genetics and its applications;
- develop your research skills in the application of quantitative genetics;
- raise an awareness of current prospects/potential and unanswered questions in quantitative genetics; and
- improve your career prospects by developing a range of transferable skills such as numeracy, programming, and science communication.
Graduates of our programme will gain:
- a clear overview of the theoretical and intellectual basis of quantitative genetics;
- experience with computational approaches to address quantitative genetic problems;
- an understanding of potential applications of quantitative genetics to industry and research situations;
- an appreciation of the roles of computational and experimental research in biology;
- the ability to appraise information from disparate sources in relation to scientific hypotheses and communicate your knowledge to the wider public; and
- the experience of presenting scholarly work that demonstrates an understanding of the aims, methods and considerations required as well as an ability to form your own conclusions.