Master of Science Programs in Genetics

Compare 6 MSc Programs in Genetics

A master's degree is a post-graduate certificate that focuses more deeply on a given subject than a bachelor's degree. A Master of Science is more focused on the analytical side of a subject when compared to a Master of Arts.

What is an MSc in Genetics? Genetics is the study of genes, which are complicated biological tools. A firm understanding of biology and life sciences is a must because this field includes an in-depth study of heredity and gene mutation. Gene expansion and genetic mutation are two possible areas of focus, and both require an analytical mind and keen attention to detail. Expect to spend some time in the classroom and some in the lab.

Some areas of genetics require the use of specialized tools; you could learn how to navigate a standard lab or database system. These abilities can help you find the job you want. Another skill often gained in this program is determination since the experiments in genetics often are repeated on a large scale.

Scholarships, stipends and grants can offset some of the costs of this degree. Look at research institutions as they often are interested in co-funding a student in the sciences. The costs you should expect depend on the location of the school you choose and whether you go full-time or part-time.

With a degree in genetics, expect to work somewhere in the science or medical field. Geneticists are involved in creating cures for rare illnesses and biological tools to combat human-driven issues such as climate change and crop uniformity. Knowledge of genetics is also useful in many public policy debates, so this degree can open a career as a science advisor.

There are many schools across multiple countries that offer a degree in genetics. You can find the best fit by using personal information to narrow your search. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Science in Biology: Concentration in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Pavol Jozef Safarik University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Slovakia Košice

The graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of living systems at the different organization levels (molecule, cell, organism, population, and ecosystem). [+]

The graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of living systems at the different organization levels (molecule, cell, organism, population, and ecosystem). Graduates will be able to assist in the teaching of biology disciplines at the higher education level. Graduates will be knowledgeable in the basic biological disciplines (genetics, molecular biology, plant and animal physiology, cytology, immunology, microbiology, etiology, botany, zoology, human biology, ecology etc.), in several chemistry disciplines and multidisciplinary sciences.

Graduates have excellent chances to be successful in wide range of employment at the research institutions with a focus in biology and chemistry fields (Slovak Academy of Sciences, universities, health care, forestry, and agriculture, food industry, environmental protection agencies). It is assumed that majority of graduates will continue in the 3rd degree of higher education, i.e. Ph.D. program, in one of the biology study programs at institutions at home or abroad.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. These topics all rely on a solid background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. [+]

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. These topics all rely on a solid background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The program also has a biotechnology dimension with courses on the exploitation of biological systems for developing new technologies and industrial applications. We educate future bioengineers who benefit from interdisciplinary undergraduate courses to build an understanding of engineering concepts and techniques. Students learn to apply engineering principles to the re-conceptualization of biological phenomena and are trained to acquire skills for developing new materials and processes, including genetic modification of agriculturally important plants and human cells.... [-]


Master in Molecular Biology and Genetics

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Pavia

This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Genetics.

The Department of Biology and Biotechnology offers a Course for a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Graduates will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines.

The program will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. Specific courses are Advanced Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Methods in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Structural Biology and Pharmacology and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Advanced Microscopy, Immunology, Molecular Entomology and Molecular Genetics.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. [+]

Programme overview

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also put ongenetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.

Special features of the programme:

• Courses in genetics, molecular biology,molecularbiotechnology and medical genetics• Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques• Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurshipand the commercialisation of molecular biotechnology... [-]


MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Belfast

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice. The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution. [+]

MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice.

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

You’ll be looking at the big data to find patterns that others can’t see, gaining access to data sets that have not yet been analysed.

You’ll discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases.

You’ll use your vision to find unique solutions to medical problems, and by the end of the degree, you’ll be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team with bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians.... [-]


MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway As

The program supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education. [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding. What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.... [-]