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Genetics and Evolution (including a Foundation Year)

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 codeC185
Institution code C55
Campus nameUniversity Centre Shrewsbury
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level DDD one of the following subjects at GCE A Level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma
Scottish Higher CCCC including Biology or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points including 5 or above in HL Chemistry or Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4 including 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

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Genetics and Evolution (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS