Official master's degree in Advanced Genetics

Cross-curricular training introducing the most recent advances in all of the genetic fields

Official Master's Degree in Advanced Genetics

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Ideal student profile

Ideally, new students will have graduated in Genetics at the UAB, but the profile of those who have graduated in other disciplines at the Faculty of Biosciences of the UAB (Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology or Biology) is also suited to the content and objectives of the master's degree in Advanced Genetics. The profile of graduates in Biology or a similar subject from other Spanish universities is also appropriate. Similarly, the Master's degree is suitable for students of Veterinary Science and Medicine.

Apart from their educational background, the students should be highly motivated, both in exploring the theoretical aspects of Genetics and in how Genetics can help solve many of the problems faced by today's society. The ability to work in a team is also required, not only because experimental work is always done in a group, but because solutions can often be found only by interacting with other specialists, whether in Genetics or in other fields. Finally, the Master's degree has a heavy workload, so a high level of dedication is required.

Basic skills

  • Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context
  • Students should know how to apply the knowledge they acquire and be capable of solving problems in new or little-known areas within broader contexts (or multidisciplinary contexts) related to their area of study
  • Students should be capable of integrating knowledge and facing the complexity of making judgements using information that may be incomplete or limited, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to that knowledge and those judgements
  • Students should know how to communicate their conclusions, knowledge and final reasoning that they hold in front of specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously
  • Student should possess an ability to learn that enables them to continue studying in a manner which is largely self-supervised or independent

Specific skills

  • Demonstrate a mastery of genetic analysis as a transversal tool applicable to any field of genetics.
  • Integrate genetic analysis at different levels of complexity (molecular, cell, individual, population) to coherently resolve different problems in the area of genetics.
  • Identify and propose scientific solution for problems related to genetic research at both molecular and organism levels and demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of living beings.
  • Identify and use biocomputing tools to contribute to knowledge of the genomics of different organisms.
  • Integrate knowledge of the possible alterations in DNA with their consequences for living beings.
  • Understand the genetic techniques necessary for improving biological processes and their acceptability in economic and health terms.
  • Conceive, design, carry out and synthesise scientific projects in the area of genetics, both theoretical and applied.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Use and manage bibliographical information and other resources related to genetics and related fields.
  • Demonstrate responsibility in management of information and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate responsibility in the direction of groups and/or projects in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Develop critical reasoning in the area of study and in relation to the scientific and business environments.
  • Design and apply scientific methodology in resolving problems.
  • Work individually and in a team in a multidisciplinary context
  • Use scientific terminology to argue the results of the research and show how to communicate in spoken and written English in an international setting.
  • Analyse the research results to obtain new products or processes valuing their industrial and commercial viability for transfer to society.