What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
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.
For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 Advanced Highers at AAB, to include AB from Chemistry and Biology.
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.
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.
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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
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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.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Written exams
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