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Course summary

With a degree in Genetics, you will be playing a vital part in the development of genetic engineering and the decoding of the human genome. Take on the ‘grand challenges’ of medicine and agriculture as you gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature, transmission and expression of genetic information in living organisms. Genetics is at the core of biological and medical sciences and so upon completion of this degree you will be suitable for opportunities in a wide range of careers including research, industry, healthcare, environment, and forensics. You’ll also develop extensive knowledge and understanding of related disciplines through optional modules such as human genetic disorders and cancer genetics. This 3 year BSc can also be converted into an integrated Masters (MBiol) with an optional additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project. Course highlights:

  • For those who select the medical modules, projects are available in the research laboratories of the Leeds General Infirmary and the Leeds Institute for Molecular Medicine at St. James University Hospital.
  • You will study the applications of genetic techniques in fields as diverse as genetic engineering, diagnostics and therapies for human diseases, developmental biology, biotechnology, and conservation biology.
  • Career development is at the heart of all our programmes, with specific modules presenting you with opportunities for workplace training through placements and internships.
  • Genetics is a key part of biological sciences and underpins biotechnology and pharmaceutical development - the rapid development of the various vaccines to protect against Coronavirus was a direct result of the application of genetic engineering.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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Genetics at University of Leeds - UCAS