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29 Masters Programs in Genetics

Those seeking a more thorough education in their field can pursue a master’s degree, which is the first graduate degree students can obtain. A master’s program typically takes two or more years to complete and involves more strenuous research and study than undergraduate programs. What is a Master in Genetics? This degree program teaches scholars about global genetic concerns and prepa… Read more

Those seeking a more thorough education in their field can pursue a master’s degree, which is the first graduate degree students can obtain. A master’s program typically takes two or more years to complete and involves more strenuous research and study than undergraduate programs.

What is a Master in Genetics? This degree program teaches scholars about global genetic concerns and prepares them to deal with the challenges such issues often present. It does this by through courses in cellular techniques, cell signaling, neurobiology, immunology, genetic toxicology and many more. Each class offers experienced scholars a stronger theoretical framework required to perform competently within advanced scientific careers.

Throughout required courses, students are expected to master professional skills such as data organization, properly following scientific procedure, and dealing with modern research and medical technology. While the latter two of these are designed to prepare learners for a career in the field, data organization can help make everyday tasks such as budgeting easier.

When it comes to pricing, interested individuals should do their own research before committing to a specific school. Tuition costs vary widely between different institutions and host countries, and they may be shorter or longer depending on the location a prospective student happens to select.

One thing interested parties are most interested in before selecting a degree program is how it will impact their choice of future careers. A master’s degree in genetics provides a rather specialized education, but even so, graduates may expect to find a wide number of jobs available to them once they complete their education. Clinical research associate, healthcare scientist, plant breeder, and medical research scientist are some of the jobs most closely related to the degree, while other jobs such as college educator, medical sales representative and laboratory technician still use the skills often taught throughout the program.

Online courses may be an ideal choice for students with busy schedules, but those looking for something a bit more traditional may benefit from pursuing in-person or even international classes. 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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UCL
London, United Kingdom

Taught by world-leading academics in genomics research, this innovative MSc combines our clinical and scientific expertise to train students to understand and interpret multi- ... +

Taught by world-leading academics in genomics research, this innovative MSc combines our clinical and scientific expertise to train students to understand and interpret multi-omic data. The course offers a comprehensive scientific basis in human genetics and -omic medicine. It will equip students with the knowledge and skills enabling them to understand and interpret multiomic data, which is increasingly relevant in research and the practice of modern medicine. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an expli ... +

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an explicit evolutionary biological perspective in the study of nature, thereby increasing capacity for understanding patterns and processes, on scales varying from the cellular to the ecosystem level. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology and molecular biotechnology. The c ... +

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology and molecular biotechnology. The common basis is within 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 in an organism. Emphasis is put on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods. Training in entrepreneurship and processes of innovation and commercialisation in the molecular biotechnology field provides a fundamental base for careers in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. A majority of the graduated students continue with PhD studies, often within the biomedical research field. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Ilia State University
Tbilisi, Georgia

The Master of Applied Genetics at the faculty of Natural Sciences and Medicine will train students to an international standard, incorporating current biomolecular technology. ... +

The Master of Applied Genetics at the faculty of Natural Sciences and Medicine will train students to an international standard, incorporating current biomolecular technology. Quite simply, the use of biotechnology, in particular, molecular genetics applications, is now ubiquitous in commerce and research. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Vilnius University
Vilnius, Lithuania

The objective to develop the experience of the experimental work in genetics which can be realized by original experimental work in various fields of genetics: molecular, plan ... +

The objective to develop the experience of the experimental work in genetics which can be realized by original experimental work in various fields of genetics: molecular, plant, human genetics or genetics of microorganisms, gene engineering, cytogenetics, genotoxicology. The program provides with the modern knowledge and practical skills in genetics necessary for independent scientific and professional careers in rapidly developing areas of genetic technologies, biomedicine, and biotechnologies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Our Master of Science in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental pr ... +

Our Master of Science in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year program, you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
29 Aug 2022
15 Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

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 seeki ... +

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
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Leuven, Belgium

The base of this program is the study of molecular and cellular processes active in micro-organisms, plants, animals, and humans. You acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular ... +

The base of this program is the study of molecular and cellular processes active in micro-organisms, plants, animals, and humans. You acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, nanobiology, physiology, and immunology. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The Master provides an academic training that allows a specialisation, after obtaining the degree of access of experimental or health sciences.

The Master provides an academic training that allows a specialisation, after obtaining the degree of access of experimental or health sciences. -
Master
Full-time
English, Spanish
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole-genome sequences have turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest-growing areas of biology. Quant ... +

The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole-genome sequences have turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest-growing areas of biology. Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis is part of a suite of programmes offering specialist routes in Animal Breeding & Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, or Human Complex Trait Genetics. Based in the internationally renowned Institute of Evolutionary Biology, this MSc draws from the wealth of expertise available there, as well as the teaching, research expertise and facilities of Scotland’s Rural College, the University’s Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Unit and the Roslin Institute (birthplace of Dolly the sheep). Each year the syllabus is fine-tuned to suit current issues in evolutionary, plant, human and animal genetics. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
13 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Over the last few years, there has been an extraordinary boom of genetics and molecular biology, two disciplines that have become progressively integrated so as to currently e ... +

Over the last few years, there has been an extraordinary boom of genetics and molecular biology, two disciplines that have become progressively integrated so as to currently embody the core of modern biology. They are jointly used to investigate and understand the genetic-molecular bases governing the implementation of complex biological processes, such as cell development and differentiation both in animal and plant systems. Moreover, the grasp of such mechanisms allows understanding of how the malfunctioning of genes is linked to the onset of human diseases. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Bilkent University Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Ankara, Turkey

The graduate programs are organized to provide excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the de ... +

The graduate programs are organized to provide excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the department are on molecular genetics (genetic predisposition to cancer, tumor suppressor genes, gene-disease associations), molecular biology (regulation of transcription, differential expression, epigenetics), molecular cell biology (cell cycle, apoptosis, signal transduction). Immunology, bioinformatics, metabolic diseases. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 14 semesters
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The program objectives are to train students to become researchers in the field of genetics and breeding and eventually become independent plants and animal breeders, based on ... +

The program objectives are to train students to become researchers in the field of genetics and breeding and eventually become independent plants and animal breeders, based on their in-depth genetic understanding. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 

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