University of Exeter

Medical Sciences (Human Genomics) University of Exeter Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

University of Exeter has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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• Study genes, their action and how they are passed on through generations
• Learn how powerful technologies in genomics allow us to sequence a person’s entire genetic code: the genome, giving insight into the mechanisms of normal and pathological states, as well as the identification, diagnosis
• Help contribute to the latest research in human / medical genomics and gain higher level insight into bioinformatics, ethics and counselling, new generation sequencing, genetics of cancer and infectious diseases, and epigenetics by studying modules and carrying out research at Masters level

At present many scientific discoveries never leave the laboratories in which they are made. At the same time the needs of frontline clinicians – and their patients – often go unheard by those doing research. This career-focused degree prepares you to be able to fill these gaps, and thereby enhance the lives of patients.

Our Medical Sciences degrees offer an innovative approach to learning that includes lectures from world-leading experts; supportive small-group learning; internationally renowned e-learning resources; hands-on sessions in research laboratories and clinical settings; inspirational clinician-scientist-patient sessions; and worldwide professional training placements. The curriculum combines contemporary medical science with the training required to undertake cutting-edge research.

This four-year programme that mirrors the BSc Medical Sciences (Human Genomics) and includes an additional fourth year at Masters level.

Genomics is the study of the structure and function of our genome. Genes are regulated to produce the RNAs and proteins needed for life, and these factors may be influenced by internal factors (such as genetic variation or disease states) or external factors (such as our environment).

Powerful technologies in genomics allow us to sequence a person’s entire genetic code, giving insight into the mechanisms of normal and pathological states, as well as the identification, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders.

Topics include:

• Medical Genetics
• Medical Genomics
• Pharmacogenomics
• Genomics and Introductory Bioinformatics
• Microbiology of the Gene
• Final Year Project in Human Genomics

You’ll develop an integrated, scientific knowledge that you can put into practice in a clinical setting and robust research skills, plus creative and inquisitive communication, leadership, critical appraisal and problem-solving skills. These key skills will prepare you for a career helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical and medical practice, ultimately to improve human health.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B200
Institution code E84
Campus name University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB Excluding General Studies.
At least one grade A and one grade B in science subjects one of which must be Biology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM At least one grade A and one grade B in science subjects one of which must be Biology required.
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits
M: 21 credits
Pass the Access to HE with 12 L3 credits at Distinction grade in a science and 12 L3 credits at Merit grade in a science (one of which must be Biology) plus an additional 9 L3 credits at Merit grade. Please also see our GCSE requirements
Scottish Higher AAABB - AABBB At least one grade A and one grade B in science subjects one of which must be Biology required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 32 points Applicant will be considered with IB 34-32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subject All applicants will require one HL6 and one HL5 in a science subject, inc Biology.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB - BBB At least one grade A and one grade B in science subjects one of which must be Biology required.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £20,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fees/

Provider information

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EX4 4QJ


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