Biochemistry and Genetics at Swansea University - UCAS

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 is intended for students who have studied Chemistry and Biology. This course will appeal to students who are enthusiastic about following a broad and flexible approach to understanding the molecular basis of life processes and inheritance mechanisms. In the final year, you will complete a research project under the guidance of a professional research scientist. By working as an independent researcher, you will develop effective project management skills and will be trained to design experiments and plan work programmes. This degree will prepare you for roles in a wide variety of professions, including the pharmaceutical industry, forensic science, and the development of new crops and agrochemicals. Our graduates have gone on to employment or further study in: university research, industrial research & development, clinical sciences, teaching, forensics, scientific management, medical sales, scientific publicity, graduate-entry medicine.


Year 1 Genetics, Genomics & Evolution Chemistry for Biochemists Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of Life Microbiology Human Physiology Organic Chemistry: an Introduction for Life Sciences. Population Genomics Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Disease Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation; an Introduction for Life Sciences. Year 2 Microbial Molecular Genetics Human and Medical Genetics Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal Transduction Human Immunology Molecular Evolution Bioethics Introduction to neuroscience Biostatistics Advanced metabolism Techniques in molecular biology Year 3 Membranes and energy transduction Capstone project Teaching science Animal Development Membrane Trafficking Advanced Biostatistics Medical Genetics Genetic Toxicology Genetics of Cancer Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modification Human Immunopathology Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine The Neuroscience of Learning, Memory and Cognition Advanced Research Topics in Biomedical Science

Assessment method

A wide variety of assessment methods is used in addition to the more traditional written exams, essays, lab reports and project dissertations. Students may undertake coursework such as: online web assignments, online problem solving, poster production, talks, slide presentations, screencasts, and literature reviews. Some of these tasks develop groupwork skills.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: English and Maths minimum Grade C Wales (England Pre-2017) or Grade 4 (England Post-2017). We welcome applicants with T levels. Applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Biochemistry and Genetics at Swansea University - UCAS