Genetics and Evolution

Genetics and Evolution

Masters Programme Genetics and Evolution
Description Our Masters in Genetics and Evolution is a world-class programme which enjoys considerable prestige internationally. It is designed to enable students to acquire a well-balanced set of skills and to combine inter-related disciplines effectively. The overarching aim of this Masters is to equip you with the training required to make significant contributions to science.

Genetics and evolution, two thoroughly inter-related disciplines, are combined to make this programme multidisciplinary and versatile in nature, enabling students to master diverse areas within the sphere of genetics, evolution, genetic evolution and evolutionary biology. The methodology and concepts employed in each of these disciplines have contributed significantly to what we understand today as the foundations of the Biological Sciences, especially the branches of biomedicine, food and agriculture, livestock, and environmental studies.

The Masters is jointly taught by the University of Granada and the University of Almeria, as well as highly-experienced staff from the different Spanish National Research Council Centres in Granada (CSIC).

The Programme is primarily research-orientated in nature, allowing students to complete an Official Research Period as part of the University of Granada’s Doctoral Programme in Evolution and Genetics, while completing their studies.

The Masters is divided into two taught modules in the first semester. In the second semester, students can choose to specialize in one of three areas: biomedicine; food and agriculture; or evolution. Students also complete a dissertation in the 2nd semester, and have the opportunity to complete an internship either at a bioinformatics spin-off, or a biotechnology spin-off, both initially set up by the University of Granada.

Upon successful completion of our programme, graduates have acquired the skills to pursue a career in a variety of exciting areas. As the programme combines scientific rigour, pioneering research, and professional development, graduates are versatile and are thus highly sought-after.

Many choose to complete one of the following three doctoral programmes at the UGR - Fundamental and Systems Biology; Biomedicine; or Earth Sciences. Besides these opportunities in research and teaching careers, however, our graduates are also qualified to pursue a career in the following fields; companies and public bodies with R&D departments; environmental protection and biodiversity; bioinformatics companies; forensic science; the pharmaceutical industry; the food industry (quality control); the biotechnology industry (genetic engineering, therapeutic foods, bioremediation etc.); fish farming; clinical genetics; and also as genetic counsellors.
ECTS Credits 60
Duration 1 academic year
Start Date Autumn (September/October to June each year, approximately)
Language Spanish
Application Period 26th February 2016 - 2nd October 2016
How to apply Please consult the Applying and Admissions section
Offered by The International School for Postgraduate Studies
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