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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.
• Medical Genetics
• Medical Genomics
• 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
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!
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|Campus name||University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Excluding General Studies.
At least one grade A and one grade B in two science subjects one of which must be Biology.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will also require one grade A and one grade B in GCE AL science subjects, one of which must be Biology.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 13 L3 credits at Merit Grade in Biology and 15 L3 credits at Distinction in another Science Subject or 13 L3 credits at Merit Grade in a Science Subject and 15 L3 credits at Distinction in Biology. Please also see our GCSE requirements.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||At least one grade A and one grade B in two Science subjects one of which must be Biology required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 34 OR 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will require one HL6 and one HL5 in a two Science subjects one of which must be Biology.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||At least one grade A and one grade B in two Science subjects one of which must be Biology required.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|