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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136-144

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Genetics
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB-AAA

AAA-AAB including two science subjects. Chemistry required at A Level or if only studied to AS level will need two accompanying other science subjects

Scottish Highers
AAABB-AAAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB-AA

Chemistry and Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Biochemical basis of life; from cells to organisms; genetics; molecular biology of the gene; the diversity of life; practical molecular biology 1 and 2. Year 2: analysis of genomes; biological energy transformations; differentiation; gene expression and regulation; genetics of higher eukaryotes; macromolecular structure and function 1; metabolism: control and manipulation; microbial genetics; microbial growth, structure and function; practical molecular biology 3 and 4. Year 3: bacterial molecular genetics and differentiation; evolutionary genetics; functional genomics; gametes and embryos; genetics data handling; genetics of cell growth and division; genome stability and genetic change; human genetics 1 and 2; laboratory project; library project; modelling human disease; plant biotechnology.

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University of Sheffield

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
27%
10%

Year 1

75%
23%
2%

Year 2

68%
31%
1%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

45%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
460 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. 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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