University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
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
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.
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:
|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
|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.
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