B.Sc. On Campus

Genetics and Molecular Biology (Hons)

University of Wolverhampton

36 months
13450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton aims to explore the underlying theories of the fascinating science of genetics. It will provide practical experience of the major analytical techniques used in genetics and molecular biology, including gene cloning and expression, DNA sequence analysis and bioinformatics.


The BSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton has recently been awarded Society of Biology Recognition.

Our Genetics and Molecular Biology graduates have excellent job prospects. According to, 70% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of leaving, with 60% finding “graduate level” jobs, placing us in the top 15 Universities for employability in this field.

You will be able to put theory into practice in our state-of-the-art laboratories located in a brand new £21m building, the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre designed for teaching and research at Wolverhampton.

Students have the opportunity to study via sandwich mode, taking a placement between the second and third years. The research undertaken can contribute towards your Honours project. The skills you acquire, along with the reference from an industrial supervisor can be a big advantage in securing employment upon graduation.


Graduates are in high demand across a range of scientific enterprises, for example, the multitude of genome projects have generated huge potential for rational drug design in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

There is a growing demand for geneticists in the Health Service, in particular to run genetic counselling and diagnostics services in the coming personalised medicine revolution. Molecular methods are also used extensively in forensic science for the detection of crime, as well as in hospital diagnostics laboratories for disease diagnosis.

There is also the opportunity to study for a higher degree after you graduate , for example MSc Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics or MSc Medical Biotechnology or possibly to study a P.G.C.E. to gain qualified teacher status.


Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of associate membership.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1 introduces you to key aspects of animal, plant and microbial biology, as well as fundamental principles of biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. A key theme is in – depth practical work which gives you confidence in manipulating organisms, cells and molecules.
  • Year 2 explores the genetics and molecular biology of living cells in more depth, as well as the origins and evolution of life. It investigates how DNA has been used to solve crimes via DNA profiling and examines how the structure of protein relates to its function. 
  • In Year 3, you can either undertake a work (sandwich) placement or progress directly to your final year. In the final year you are becoming an independent scientist. You will study advanced aspects of DNA sequence characterisation, including bioinformatics. The most important and enjoyable work of the final year is your research project. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

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

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include a science based subject.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in Applied Science
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit to include at least 18 Science credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Home - Part-time - £3100 per year

International - Part-time - £6475 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 GBP /month
Living costs

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



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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