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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Postgraduate Quantitative Genetics

Quantitative Genetics uses statistical methods to understand the complexities of genetic inheritance, and can be applied in human medicine, population genetics and for selective breeding of plants and animals. So Quantitative Genetics is key in improving New Zealand’s primary sector productivity and profitability as well as for understanding the genetic basis of a very wide range of diseases.

Otago offers a postgraduate qualification in Quantitative Genetics through the Masters of Applied Science Programme.

Quantitative genetics postgraduate qualifications

  • PGCertAppSc(QGEN) The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science in Quantitative Genetics.
  • PGDipAppSc(QGEN) The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science in Quantitative Genetics.
  • MAppSc(QGEN) The Masters in Applied Science in Quantitative Genetics.

Find out more about studying Quantitative Genetics here