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BSc in Genetics (with year in industry) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Genetics

Course Description

Kick start your career and enhance your employability prospects with our BSc Genetics with integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth University. If you are fascinated by genetics, and want to tackle important scientific issues like the genetic modification of organisms, or genetic prediction of human disease, then this is the scheme for you! 

  • The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Genetics (C400. Your work experience must be relevant to this degree as it will be assessed and will count towards your degree grade.
  • You will organise your work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. If you cannot obtain a placement, you must transfer to the sister course BSc Genetics C400).
  • During your year in work experience, you will pay a discounted tuition fee, the information for which can be found here.
  • You will be taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, whom you may have already seen on TV documentaries or heard on your favourite radio shows.
  • You will learn and live in an exceptional environment where you will be surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain, waterways, grassland and coast.
  • The Cambrian Mountains is a backdrop and just a stone’s throw away from Cardigan Bay and its bottle-nose dolphins. We place great emphasis upon practical skills so that our graduates become practitioners from the word go.
  • We have extensive research and teaching labs equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including bioimaging facilities, high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics and spectroscopic platforms.
  • You will explore scientific topics that will broaden your knowledge of biology, chemistry, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry.
  • The subject is taught by experts within an internationally recognised centre of excellence.
  • You will learn in an Institute which has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
  • We ensure that our graduates have the skills to communicate their science effectively so that they can join the often controversial genetics debates.

Kick start your career and enhance your employability prospects with our BSc Genetics with integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth University. If you are fascinated by genetics, and want to tackle important scientific issues like the genetic modification of organisms, or genetic prediction of human disease, then this is the scheme for you!  The syllabus of this course...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology or Human Biology

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh, Mathematics and a Science subject

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75% - 65% overall with 7 in Biology

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology or Human Biology GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh, Mathematics and a Science subject BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International...

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Assessment Methods

  • Essays;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Oral presentations;
  • Exams.

  • Essays;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Oral presentations;
  • Exams.