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Queen Mary University of London

Genetics with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: C40Y

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include A Level Biology Excluded subjects: General Studies and Critical Thinking Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a science discipline e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis, and we may request an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.

We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English and Maths at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

655 from three HL subjects, to include Biology at HL

Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for. Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3. Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/ If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Genetics

Genetics is the hot topic of 21st century science, revolutionising biology and medicine.
It is central to all areas of biology, from cellular development and reproduction to conservation and biodiversity. In human health, the 100,000 Genomes Project will change the way we diagnose and treat disease, with drugs personalised to an individual’s genetic makeup.
Our Genetics programme covers every aspect of this fast-moving discipline, giving you a thorough grounding in the molecular biology of DNA, RNA and proteins, as well as the roles of genes in development, ecology and evolution. With an interesting choice of modules in the second and final years, you can mix and match to take a broad approach to your studies, or drill deep into your area of interest.
In your final year, we’ll support you to carry out an original investigative or research project, working alongside established researchers.

Modules

Year 1
Basic Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Ecology (includes field trip to Somerset)
Essential Skills for Biologists
Evolution
Molecular Genetics
Physiology
Practical Biology
Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 75 to 80 per cent of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests).
Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Mary University of London

Department:

Biological and Chemical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
low
Genetics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Genetics

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Genetics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a few hundred people take genetics courses every year and graduates from these courses are amongst the most likely to go on to do a doctorate when they graduate, as that's the level of qualification you need to go into a career in research in this important and fast-moving field. Lab jobs were the most popular outcome for genetics graduates, but whilst other science and technical occupations were also common, you could also find genetics graduates in a range of other roles, particularly business and finance.

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