Quantitative Genetics

Entry Requirements

These are the entry requirements for students to apply to these Programmes

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2:1 at undergraduate level in a relevant science degree and, if applicable, proven proficiency in English.

Degree requirements

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. A background in at least one of the following is usually required:

  • Biological sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Agriculture or Animal Sciences
  • Mathematics, statistics, physics, or some other quantitative field

A well-written personal statement that describes your interest in genetics and this specific programme in particular. You should show evidence for experience (or an interest in gaining experience) in quantitative skills.  

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.   

If you are unsure whether you have the necessary entry requirements, please contact our Recruitment and Admissions team with details of your qualifications and a copy of your transcript before applying so that we can assess your suitability - Student Enquiry Form.

International students

If you are unsure of your degree classification, Edinburgh Global provides information by country.

Entry requirement guidance by country

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must be able to meet the minimum standards that are set out by the College and recommended by the University.

You can find further information on specific conditions and exemptions, as well as suitable forms of documentation, on the International applicant website.

English language requirements

If your language skills only meet the lower end of the requirements, the English Language Teaching Centre at the University run several courses in English for Academic Purposes. You are strongly encouraged to enrol in one of the August courses before starting the programme in September.

Courses at English Language Education

Immigration advice

Edinburgh Global provides a wealth of information on UK student visas, including application guidance.

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