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University of Leeds

Genetics

UCAS Code: C400

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

Including Biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If Biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. GCSE: Typically Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, graded at D45M0P0 to D39M6P0 including distinctions in Biology and Mathematics or Chemistry. Accept Access courses in Applied Science and Science. Will also consider (depending on subject content): Biochemical Sciences Biological and Environmental Science Biological and Health Science Biological Sciences Biosciences Combined Sciences Environmental Science Life and Biological Science Life Science Medical and Health Science Professions Natural Sciences Physical & Natural Sciences

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M1

Including D3 Biology plus one other science or science-related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

(With 18-17 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2 - H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 including H2 in Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

Applicants with BTEC qualifications (Diploma or Extended Diploma) are required to have A2 level Biology (Maths, Chemistry and Physics may be acceptable alternatives depending on the BTEC subject). DD (Diploma) or DDM (Extended Diploma) is required in the BTEC subject along with an A or B grade (BTEC subject dependent) for the A-level subject. Applicants with BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualifications must have at least 2 A2 levels and at least one of these must be in Biology.

Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA-AB in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. If Biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

AAA - AAB including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Advanced Skills excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

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

71%
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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Genetics

Studying an undergraduate degree in Genetics at the University of Leeds will allow you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature, transmission and expression of genetic information in living organisms. While studying specialist genetics modules such as human genetic disorders and cancer genetics, you’ll also develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of related disciplines.

Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll study advanced topics, such as high-throughput technologies, plant biotechnology and conservation genetics, and undertake an extended research project

**Make an Impact**
Genetics underpins all aspects of the life sciences and is a vibrant and expanding discipline at the core of biological and medical sciences, playing a vital part in the development of genetic engineering and decoding of the human genome.

Genetics students take compulsory modules directly aligned with some of the “Grand Challenges” in medicine and agriculture. These address how genome sequence data is revolutionising our understanding of the genetic components of health and disease, and the diagnosis and the development of targeted therapies for diseases, in the medical field, and how it is informing “smart” plant breeding to address the world’s need to feed a global population projected to increase by 3 billion in the next 30 years.

**Course highlights**
- Projects are available in medical aspects of the subject in the research laboratories of the Leeds General Infirmary and the Leeds Institute for Molecular Medicine at St. James University Hospital.

- Gain an insight into the applications of genetic techniques in fields as diverse as genetic engineering, developmental biology, biotechnology, diagnostics and therapies for human diseases, and conservation biology.

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Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Customer service occupations
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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