Biochemistry and Genetics with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

Biochemistry and Genetics with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

The Biochemistry & Genetics Joint Honours degree offers modules from both the separate Single Honours Biochemistry and Single Honours Genetics degrees and covers a broader range of topics within the fields of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. It is intended to demonstrate the overlapping principles of the two disciplines and allows greater flexibility in choice of modules. The Biochemistry and Genetics course with integrated Foundation is intended for students who have studied Chemistry and Biology. If you don’t make or are predicted lower entry requirements than our 3 year degree, this foundation adds an additional year of intense tuition to ready you to progress to undergraduate study.


In the foundation year students will cover the fundamental knowledge required to progress to the BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics: • Biological and organic chemistry • molecular biology • data handling • laboratory practice Throughout the full BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics students will build on their basic knowledge learnt in the foundation year through a mix of lectures, practicals and project work. Students will explore the essential foundations of both biochemistry and genetics, including metabolism pathways, biochemistry skills development, organic and analytical chemistry, molecular genetics and microbiology. As student’s progress they will develop their knowledge in • metabolic regulation • techniques in molecular biology • membranes and energy transduction • membrane trafficking • bioinformatics In their 3rd year students will complete an independent research project under the guidance of professional research scientists

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, laboratory classes and independent projects Assessment will take place through a variet of differenr methods including examinations, coursework, laboratory practicals and presentations. In your final year you will undertake an independent research project, potentially contributing to scientific research at the school, under the guidance of professional research scientists.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students from across the globe. Swansea University’s dedicated international team provides advice on applying, fees, funding and settling into life here at Swansea. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in any component (or equivalent) further information can be found here:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis. If you don't think you meet our standard entry requirements please contact us on [email protected] to discuss entry onto the Foundation Year.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Biochemistry and Genetics with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS