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Genetics and Evolution

University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Genetics and evolution lie at the very heart of biology and therefore inform our knowledge of life on earth. Evolutionary principles can be used to give us a better understanding of health and disease, how life on earth has changed over time and how it may change in the future. The molecular advances made over the last 50 years have given us whole genome sequencing and the ability to genetically manipulate organisms. The increasing number of organisms that have been sequenced allow deeper probing of Darwin’s ideas and the 'Tree of Life' – which have consequences in fields as wide as medicine, crop production, forensic analysis and zoo breeding programmes.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC184
Institution code C55
Campus nameUniversity Centre Shrewsbury
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC One of these should include Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM DMM (Applied Science)
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
Scottish Higher BBBB BBBB including Biology or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points 26 points, including 5 or above in HL Chemistry or Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 One of these should include Biology or Chemistry

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Genetics and Evolution at University of Chester - UCAS