Postgraduate Courses

MSc in Applied Genetics

Provides training in the principles and applications of genetics to the breeding of plants and animals for agricultural and industrial production. Courses on quantitative genetics, breeding, statistics, computing, cytogenetics, and applications of tissue culture and molecular genetics. The course is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of the breeders and to exploit the new technologies. However, it attempts to maintain a balance between the traditional and newer approaches and, while emphasising principles, it relates strongly to practical applications.

Institution: University of Birmingham
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Entry: Good first degree in a related subject. The MSc and Diploma courses are primarily designed for candidates proficient in English and with a good Honours degree, or the equivalent, in biology, genetics, plant breeding, agricultural botany, horticulture, or agriculture. Candidates well qualified in certain other fields may also be considered. To attend a Certificate course, candidates must be proficient in English. Advanced help with English is available and students will be advised if attendance at an arranged language course will be necessary.
Funding: ESF, MAFF, school, British Council.
Starting: September
Address: Edgbaston Birmingham West Midlands B15 2TT
Telephone: 0121 414 3344
Contact: Prof M. Kearsey,
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