What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including biology plus one other science subject (chemistry preferred) A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
in combination with grades AA in Scottish Advanced Highers, to include Biology and a second science
including Biology and a second science subject. Offers made in combination with grades AABBB in the Scottish Highers
5/6 in biology and one other science, in any order, at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers84%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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This course is specially designed for students of genetics that wish to pursue a scientific career at the highest level, or engage in further research activity at postgraduate level. You will gain a core grounding of genetic principles such as gene action and evolution and cover the genetics of all living systems, from microbes to humans. You will then apply this knowledge in designing your own research project, and we will support you in tailoring it to suit your interests and aspirations in the field of genetics. Your learning and research will all take place in modern lecture theatres and laboratories, with a strong emphasis on practical application throughout.
Your first year will be a broad introduction to biology and genetics that introduces you to the biology of animals, plants and microbes, and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. In the second year you will continue studying genes, genomes and chromosomes as well as experimental design and bioinformatics. The third year includes a practical research project, which will allow you to carry out your own genetic investigation. This will be complemented by a diverse range of modules covering topics such as cancer genetics, pathogens and evolution.
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