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BScGenetics

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Overview

Genetics is crucial to developments in medical science, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. This course will give you specialist knowledge of genetics along with a broad grounding in the other molecular biosciences.

In the first year, you’ll take a broad-based programme that covers a range of areas in the molecular biosciences. At the end of the first year, before you specialise in years two and three, you’re free to transfer between any of the courses in the department. You’re not tied to the degree you originally registered for.

In the second year, you’ll study your chosen subjects in more depth and develop your practical skills. In the third year there is a practical project. This could involve laboratory research, computing, clinical diagnostics, science communication, or school teaching, depending on your career aspirations.

You can graduate after three years with a BSc degree, or you can choose the optional fourth year, which leads to an MBiolSci qualification. The four-year course focuses on developing your laboratory skills and involves an extensive laboratory-based research project. You can transfer in either direction between the three and four-year course during years one to three.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Practical Molecular Bioscience 1
Biochemistry
Genetics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries

Second year

Core modules:

Practical Molecular Bioscience 2
Genetics 2
Molecular Bioscience 2A
Molecular Bioscience 2B

Optional modules:

Biochemistry 2
Microbiology 2

Third year

Core modules:

Project
Genetics Data Handling
Literature Review

Optional modules:

Evolutionary Genetics
Gametes, Embryos and Stem Cells
Genetics of Cell Growth and Division
Genome Stability and Genetic Change
Genomic Science
Human Genetics I
Human Genetics II
Molecular Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology
Plant Biotechnology
The RNA World

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates go into pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food safety and manufacture, brewing and agrochemicals, public health, forensic and hospital laboratories.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States