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University of Otago Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Quantitative Genetics
University of Otago

Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Quantitative Genetics

Dunedin, New Zealand

2 Years


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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Quantitative Genetics

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.

The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary Program of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users. Optional paths are available that emphasise commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.

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The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.

Quantitative Genetics are designed to provide the necessary skills for employment in areas where quantitative genetic methods are applied. These can include in primary sector breeding Programs (e.g. in agriculture, horticulture and forestry), in medical research and in gene resource management of endangered species.

These Programs encourage critical thinking, develop analytical skills and broaden students' understanding of New Zealand contexts.


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