Quantitative Genetics

Programme Structure

All four Programmes within QGGA consist of two blocks of teaching followed by an individual research project. This is normally completed over one Academic year. Alternatively, there is the option to apply for a part-time programme, taken over two years.

Full-time Programmes

All Full-time Quantitative Genetics Programmes are of eleven months duration, starting September and ending August of the following year. Two Semesters of Taught courses totalling 120 Credits underpin a three-month research project for an additional 60 credits.

Part-time Programmes

There is the option to take any of the four MSc Programmes over two years.

In Year 1 of the Part-time Programme, Students attend in Semester 1 only, and take compulsory courses totalling 50 Credits.

In Year 2 of the part-time Programme, Students attend in Semester 2 and Summer only, and take Compulsory and Optional Semester 2 courses totalling 70 credits, thenĀ a Research Project totalling 60.

It is important to note that the Part-time programmes require Full-time attendance, but for only part of each academic year.

If you are interested in taking one of our Programmes on a Part-time basis, please email us on the Programme enquiries address, before submitting your application.

Taught phase

In Semester 1, all students follow the same courses. The Semester 2 timetable normally comprises some core courses for all students, and some flexibility in the remaining courses taken. The timetables of those students taking one of the specialist programmes, Evolutionary Genetics, Animal Breeding & Genetics or Human Complex Trait Genetics, will normally include more compulsory courses. These students will therefore have slightly less flexibility during the Taught phase. The Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis (QGGA) Programme will offer the broadest choice of taught courses.

Taught Courses

All courses on these programmes are run by the School of Biological Sciences.

Research Dissertation

Information about Dissertations and the Research Groups students may be able to work with.