36 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Explore the genetic basis of cell function and disease on our BSc. This Genetics course at University of Sheffield spans human, plant and microbial genetics, genomics and molecular biology.  

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You'll study the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations and learn about the latest molecular techniques for modifying genes, including CRISPR. 

In the Genetics programme from University of Sheffield , you’ll learn how modern genetics helps us to understand and treat a range of diseases,  as well as tackle global challenges like food sustainability and security.

Key Features 

  • From your first year, you’ll study modules that span the molecular biosciences covering genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. 
  • Alongside these modules, you’ll have the freedom to explore complementary topics across the breadth of bioscience, such as microbiology, biomedicine, ecology, plant science and zoology, so you have the option to study genetics in greater depth, keep your interests broad or even switch to another degree programme within the biosciences. 


  • Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

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

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + A in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, 6,5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science
  • BTEC | Interim-Reformed: DD in Applied Science + A Level grade A in a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Maths and Further Maths) + interview.  
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA, including Biology and a second science
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits, including Chemistry and Biology units, plus Merits in 9 Level 3 credits. Applicants are also interviewed.
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25670 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 Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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