University of Chester

Medical Genetics (including a Foundation Year) University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Many diseases have a well-characterised genetic basis, while others are multifactorial with a genetic component. This course will give you an opportunity to explore genetic disease, the types of mutations leading to disease, and the consequences for treatment. Genetic analysis forms an important tool for the clinician, and developing parallel bioinformatics tools will lead to more effective personalised treatments. A further important aspect of medical genetics is the provision of evidence and advice for the genetic counsellor. The molecular revolution will continue well into this century and the number of effective genetic treatments will increase – so be well prepared to take part.
If you are interested in studying this course with a Foundation Year, please note you will be taught at the University of Chester for your Foundation Year, and subsequent years of study (Levels 4, 5 and 6) will be based at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.


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 C401
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level DDD Including A level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP BTEC in Applied Science considered
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma- Pass Overall
Scottish Higher CCCC Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Including 5 or above in HL Chemistry or HL Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4 Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Science

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 * Year 1
EU £8,250 * Year 1
England £8,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 * Year 1
Scotland £8,250 * Year 1
Wales £8,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

£1,000 fee waiver bringing the fee down from £9,250 to £8,250 The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2017 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

08081642710

Fax: 01244 511603

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 16th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 17th August 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 18th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 19th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300