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University of Manchester

Genetics

UCAS Code: C400

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

We require Grades AAA-ABB, including two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths (the Hard Sciences). You must have a Grade A in at least one Hard Science and pass the practical assessments in these subjects. If your grades are AAB or higher, we will accept a Grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of one of the Hard Sciences. Subjects with overlapping content are not normally considered as separate A-levels, e.g. Further Maths is not considered alongside Maths and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer. Your offer will be based on the above criteria as well as your predicted grades and past performance. Typical contextual offer: AAB-ABC (including specific subjects). For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

We normally require 3 full A-levels. We may exceptionally accept two AS-levels at Grades AB or higher in place of the third non-science A-level. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances. In general, we require 60 credits overall, with 45 at level 3. The level 3 units must be made up of 15 credits in Biology with a Distinction grade, 15 credits in Chemistry with a Distinction grade and a further 15 credits with Distinction. We will also consider applications from applicants whose course has allowed only 12 credits at Level 3 in Biology, with the remaining three credits at Level 3 with Distinction in Chemistry, Physics or Maths.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,M1,M1

We require D3,D3,D3 to D3,M1,M1, including two sciences. You must have a D3 in one of the science subjects. The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require a minimum of Grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) in English Language and Mathematics. Applied GCSE Mathematics courses (e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy) cannot be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-33

36-33 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including two sciences, normally Biology and Chemistry.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


For an Irish Leaving Certificate awarded before 2017, we would require Grades A2, A2, A2, A2, B1 to A2, A2, B2, B2, B2 including Grades AA, normally in Biology and Chemistry. For an Irish Leaving Certificate awarded in 2017 or after, we would require Grades H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 to H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 including Grades H2, H2, normally in Biology and Chemistry.

Accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required).

Accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required).

Accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required).

Accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required).

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

DD

The reformed Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science at Grades DD is accepted when taken with two A-levels including Grade A in a science subject and a minimum of Grade B in any other subject.

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

D

All level 3 BTEC qualifications at Grade D or above, except the National Certificate, are accepted when taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

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

DDD

The reformed Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Grades DDD is accepted when taken with one science A-level at Grade A.

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

D

All level 3 BTEC qualifications at Grade D or above, except the National Certificate, are accepted when taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-B,B,B

We require Grades AAB-BBB in three Scottish Advanced Highers including 2 science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry. Scottish Highers (minimum BB required) can only be accepted in combination with two Advanced Highers in science subjects (at Grades AA-BB). Students with Highers only may be considered for the Foundation Year.

We require Grades AAB-BBB in three Scottish Advanced Highers including 2 science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry. Scottish Highers (minimum BB required) can only be accepted in combination with two Advanced Highers in science subjects (at Grades AA-BB). Students with Highers only may be considered for the Foundation Year.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

We require AA-AB in two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry at A-level and a pass in the practical assessments if applicable. We also require a pass in the core component at Grade B or above.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

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

67%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Genetics

Our BSc Genetics course will enable you to study a discipline of fundamental importance to all branches of modern biology, from evolutionary biology to medicine, extending into practical areas such as biotechnology and agriculture.You will discover the principles of heredity and evolution and learn how we can map genes, and understand their function. You will also consider how the development of multi-cellular organisms can progress from a single cell through regulated courses of gene expression, and learn the detailed mechanisms by which genes can be switched on and off. In addition, you will understand how model organisms, such as the fruit fly and the mouse, are of enormous biomedical importance, and learn how our genetic make-up can predispose us to different diseases. Your first year consists of compulsory units including biochemistry and cell biology, providing a basis for specialisation in your second and third years.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Genetics

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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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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
92%
low
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Genetics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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