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Molecular genetics is the study of genes at a molecular level, from their structure and function to how they pass on information and make sure other processes in cells are regulated effectively. At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a broad range of life sciences topics, then at Levels 3 and 4, you’ll focus more on key aspects of molecular genetics and topics like advanced gene regulation and expression. With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level right up to full body systems and beyond. Your first two years of study will introduce concepts including genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You’ll develop practical laboratory and data analysis skills, and learn to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your studies. Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. You’ll pick modules that interest you and may also be able to transfer on to one of our other life sciences courses if you choose the relevant modules. Lab sessions throughout your degree will help integrate theory and your practical skills meaning you learn about all aspects of the field and develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB - AAB||Subjects should include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered for our Foundation Year in Life Sciences.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB - AABB||Subjects should include Higher biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||IB Diploma at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology and chemistry, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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