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Molecular Genetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Molecular Genetics BSc at King's College London is a multidisciplinary degree programme focuses on the advances in the field of biology that studies structure and functions of genes and chromosomes in order to understand the processes and mechanisms of life from molecules to cells and organisms. 
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This is also useful in study of developmental biology and aging, and in understanding and treating genetic diseases. The Molecular Genetics course offered at King's College London covers the broad range of genetics from the molecular basis of genes and genomes to evolutionary and ecological genetics. As an expanding research area, Molecular Genetics contains many topics about our life, health and wellbeing and many issues of wide relevance for today’s society.

Key benefits:

  • Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education
  • Close links with the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Genetics service.
  • State-of-the-art research facilities such as the Biomedical Research Centre’s Genomics Core Facility.
  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and researchers.
  • One of the UK’s best graduate employment rates.
  • Contemporary approach based on our history of pioneering discoveries – including our part in finding the structure of DNA.
  • Flexible options to tailor your degree through overseas study, work placement or to switch to a four-year MSci.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology and Neuroscience
  • Fundamentals of Physiology and Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Skills for the Biosciences
  • Gene Cloning & Expression A/B
  • Human & Molecular Genetics A/B
  • Protein Structure & Function
  • Cell Biology A or Immune System in Health & Disease

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • AAB
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
  • Required subjects
Chemistry and Biology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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