Course Overview - Genetics BSc (Hons)

To gain a profound understanding of how living things function, grow and reproduce we must refine our focus to the molecular level. Studying Genetics at Royal Holloway, University of London will give you an insight into the molecular mechanisms that control all life processes on Earth.

Our flexible degree structure allows you to tailor your course to your own interests, even within the first year. In years 2 and 3 you can further specialise with a selection of optional modules including Evolution, Developmental Biology, Climate Change and Cell and Molecular Neuroscience.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

22/09/2025

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
Royal Holloway
University Of London
Egham Hill
Egham

Application Details

Course Code

C400

Institution Code

R72

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Subjects to include Biology plus another science from either Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Pass Access to Science HE Diploma with at least 24 level 3 credits at Distinction, including all Biology and Chemistry units at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

5,5,5 at Higher Level including Higher Level Biology and a Higher Level in either Chemistry, Maths or Physics, with a minimum of 32 points overall.

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

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Subjects to include Biology plus another science from either Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

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

DM

Distinction, Merit in Applied Science and grade B in A-level Chemistry or A-level Biology. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

B,B,C

Subjects to include Biology plus another science from either Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.

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

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

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

D

Plus grades BB in A-level Biology plus another science from either Chemistry, Maths or Physics. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.

A level

B,B,B

B,B,C

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subjects: Biology plus another science from either Chemistry, Maths or Physics. A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.

T Level

M

T-Level should be in a Science Pathway with Merit achieved overall, Merit in the occupation specialism and B in the Core Component.

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