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University of Leicester

Biological Sciences (Genetics)

UCAS Code: C400

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including at least two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. General Studies is not accepted.

Two AS subjects may be considered in place of one A-level. Must be taken alongside two full A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

A strong science Access course is required. Please contact Admissions Office before applying to check acceptability for Access module content and your overall academic profile.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

including two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Considered with three A-levels. Typical offer BBB + EPQ at grade B. A- level subjects to include at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. General Studies not accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics if not held at A/AS level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

with a minimum of 16 points at HL, to include grade 6 and 5 in at least two Higher Level science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Minimum of 3 in HL Maths, or 4 in SL Mathematics, or 5 in Maths Studies required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if IELTS 6.5 or equivalent not held.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

including two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Applied Science Diploma considered with an A-level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, plus standard GCSE requirements. Applied Science Diploma considered with an non-science A-level, plus five GCSE's at grade B/5 or above including two sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Considered alongside two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Applied Science. Applied Science (Medical Science), Applied Science (Forensic Science) diploma content required, plus five GCSE's at grade B/5 or above including two sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.. Please contact Admissions Office before applying. Other subjects may be considered if supplemented by an additional A-level science grade B or above. This is reviewed on a case-by-case subject to review of your overall academic portfolio and application.

Considered alongside two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

including at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Accepted in place of a third A-level at grade B or above, provided at least two relevant science A-level subjects are taken from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Genetics

Biological sciences

From human health to food production, genetics impacts many aspects of society. You’ll look at how genetics functions in today’s biosciences, as well as what it takes to work at the forefront of the industry. This degree includes the option to change your specialism in your second year.

Modules

At the University of Leicester, our Biological Sciences degrees are actually seven degrees in one. You can apply for this degree in Biological Sciences (Genetics) or any of the five specialist degrees listed below - or a general degree in Biological Sciences.
Whichever degree you choose, your first year will be the same and you will have the same choice of modules in your second year and again in your final year. Selecting particular modules in your second and final years will steer you towards one of our specialist degrees (which doesn't have to be the one you originally applied for). Or you can make your own selection of modules in those years and graduate with the broad knowledge that comes from a non-specialised degree.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Biological 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.

86%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

92%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Biosciences

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
Caring personal services
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.

Biosciences

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Caring personal services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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