Study cover for Genetics
B.Sc. On Campus


University of Essex

36 months
19080 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Genetics is at the forefront of modern biology, driving progress in medicine and synthetic biology. Thanks to recent developments in genetic analysis and manipulation, we are now able to explore at the University of Essex the interaction between genes and the environment at an unprecedented level: from developmental processes to the epigenetic effects of the environment in our genome.

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You will be trained in genetics and genomics. Depending on your choice of modules, you will focus on biomedical aspects (‘Human and Clinical Genetics ’ pathway) or on the study of genomes (‘Genomics and Computational Genetics’ pathway). Our optional modules also cover a wide range of topics including plant biotechnology, stem cells and microbiology.

Some of the most exciting and important advances in biology are now being made in the field of genetics, and at Essex you have the opportunity to be part of this revolution.

Your future

As the world's environmental problems increase, the demand for qualified biologists and geneticists continues to grow.

Our recent graduates at the University of Essex  have taken up a wide range of careers in research laboratories, consultancies, business and industry, conservation practice and environmental assessment. Others have gone on to work in sales, publishing and management, while others still have chosen to enhance their career opportunities by studying for MSc or PhD degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative methods for Life Sciences
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry of Macromolecules
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Animal Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour
  • Transferable Skills in Life Sciences
  • General and Organic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE: Mathematics C/4.
  • A-levels: BCC, including Biology.
  • BTEC: DDD, depending on subject and units studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
  • IB: 28 points or three Higher Level certificates with 544. Either must include Higher Level Biology with a minimum of grade 4, plus Standard Level Mathematics/Maths Studies grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level.
  • We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. 
  • Please note that Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19080 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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