Genetics related courses

University of Edinburgh, Zoology fieldcourse, Millport, Great Cumbrae: Emma Hodcroft

Below are listed a few of the UK university courses related to the study of genetics, including undergraduate courses run at the University of Cambridge,  a Postgraduate course at the University of Edinburgh, and links to specialist postgraduate websites, all free to students, and all designed to help Postgraduates find and apply for funding and study opportunities:

Undergraduate Certificate in Genetics
Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge

This course focuses on DNA at the core of life – how DNA works and how it informs the structures and functions of living things. You will explore key scientific advances and recent changes in the understanding of genetics. In particular, you will investigate the medical and biotechnological breakthroughs that have already taken place in the field and possibilities for future developments.
This course is available for 2017-2018, and applications are open until September 4th 2017, or until full. The course is taught at first year undergraduate level (however there are no formal entry requirements) and will run on Saturdays from 7th October 2017 until 2nd June 2018.

Master of Science (MSc)/Diploma: Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis, University of Edinburgh

Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis at the University of Edinburgh is a suite of full-time taught study programmes starting in September 2017 and leading to either a Masters (MSc) degree (12 months) or a Diploma (9 months). Within the QGGA suite, students elect to take specialist programmes in Animal Breeding and GeneticsEvolutionary Genetics or Human Complex Trait Genetics.The QGGA suite of courses provides postgraduates with the knowledge and skills required to apply quantitative genetics theory to practical problems in both the biomedical and animals science industries and to undertake research in evolutionary genetics, animal breeding, human genetics and genome analysis.  is the first dedicated website in the UK to bring together all the different types of funding opportunities open to potential postgraduates, at both taught and research level, all in one place.   is much more than just a listing website – students can compare up to 4 courses on-screen and save their comparisons and individual course info for future reference.  is a free online tool specifically designed to make it easier for students to apply and manage their postgraduate applications.

FindAMasters is a database of Masters Programmes. They have a range of web sites for postgraduate/professional training & academic careers.

Coursefindr is a course search website so that they can find their perfect masters degree. We also offer students degree guides and destination guides to help them decide where and what to study.

PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair
Specialist Fair in London in December. Free to students, bringing together some of the UK’s leading Universities, all with substantial PhD funding to promote, plus talks programme and chance to meet current PhD students. lists genetics related undergraduate courses in the UK and elsewhere.