Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

University of Aberdeen

Genetics (Immunology)

UCAS Code: C451
MSci (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Genetics
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

A minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB. To include AB from Chemistry and Biology. For Second Year entry, a minimum of 3 A Levels at AAB, to include AB From Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Highers
AAAB

A minimum of 4 Highers at AAAB (C or B at AH may substitute for B or A at H respectively) obtained at a single sitting or a minimum of 5H at AAAAB obtained over two sittings. To include AB from Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 Advanced Highers at AAB, to include AB from Chemistry and Biology.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Science.

International Baccalaureate
34

A minimum of 34 points, with 6 points at HL required in Chemistry and Biology. For Second Year Entry, a minimum of 36 points, with 6 points minimum at HL required from Chemistry and Biology.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Icon docs

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Level 1: General biology courses including the study of genetics; cell biology; molecular biology; chemistry. Level 2: Foundation genetics: introduction to animal, plant and microbial genetics including gene action and expression, population genetics and evolution, human genetics and the genetic basis of modern biotechnology. Level 3: Genetics: mechanisms of gene and chromosome mutation and the origins of spontaneous mutation; molecular and microscopic study of chromosomes; the behaviour of genes in populations with particular reference to their role in disease in humans; molecular genetics in bacteria, viruses and eukaryotes; molecular biology of plants; applied genetics: describes methods which are used in modern, DNA-based genetic analysis and their applications in medical research, diagnosis, therapy and ecological genetics; the course considers environmental impacts of genetic stability and health, and the evolution of immune and defence mechanisms against environmental insult. Level 4: Genetics 4: includes the advanced study of various aspects of human genetics and cytogenetics; the molecular biology of genetic diseases; mutation in drosophila and other organisms, and mechanisms of recombination; molecular topics include the control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes and advanced genetic manipulation procedures for application in medical, environmental and industrial biotechnology; individual research project; students specialise in immunology by studying advanced aspects of both genetics and immunology in projects and essays; students spend a year in an industrial placement.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

29%
71%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

10%
90%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
43%
52%
5%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

63%
37%

Year 3

80%
20%

Year 4

39%
48%
13%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Icon bubble

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

38%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

?

Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
46% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
363 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

7%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. 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.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us