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Genetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Genetics is the most rapidly developing area of biology and this exciting degree enables you to explore the latest developments in the subject, while gaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the discipline. 
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Overview

You will acquire a solid theoretical understanding, gain knowledge of recent advances and expertise using relevant technology. Appealing to those with a passion for the subject, the programme embraces molecular, cellular and population genetics, alongside the evolutionary implications of these areas. In addition, you will hone your biological research skills and undertake extensive practical work to prepare for your future career.

  • Explore the links between human genetics and disease or the evolution of biodiversity;
  • Extensive practical work in modern and well-equipped laboratories, developing skills to enhance your employability.

Career Prospects

This degree provides an ideal step towards a successful career in one of the many facets of genetics as well as progression into many other areas of graduate employment. Alternatively, you may wish to train to teach or progress onto postgraduate study.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. 

Accreditation

Biology at Edge Hill University ranked in the top two in the UK for teaching and overall satisfaction and top in the North West for personal development in the National Student Survey 2016.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Variation, Evolution and Heredity 
  • Biology in Practice
  • Cellular Form and Function 
  • Ecology 
  • Biodiversity 
  • Human Body Systems
  • Research Methods in Biology
  • Laboratory Masterclass 
  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism 
  • Invertebrate Ecology 
  • Marine Biology 
  • Biological Placement 
  • Field Botany 
  • Life on the Edge 
  • Biogeography 
  • Biology of Disease 
  • Study Abroad Placement
  • Applications of Genetics 
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics 
  • Ecological Genetics 
  • Dissertation – Genetics 
  • Biodiversity and Conservation 
  • Tropical Ecology 
  • Environmental Change 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points, normally to include Biology or a related subject, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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