Biochemistry and Genetics BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Biochemistry and Genetics BSc (Hons)

The Biochemistry & Genetics Joint Honours degree offers modules from both the separate Single Honours Biochemistry and Single Honours Genetics degrees and covers a broader range of topics within the fields of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. It is intended to demonstrate the overlapping principles of the two disciplines and allows greater flexibility in choice of modules. The Biochemistry & Genetics (Joint Honours) course is intended for students who have studied both Chemistry and Biology to A-Level (or equivalent). This course will appeal to students who are enthusias...

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3 Years

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Singleton Park Campus

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Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level



You must have good grades in Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Higher

Scottish Advanced Higher at equivalent grade is accepted in place of any A-Level (A2).

Access to HE Diploma

At least 24 Distinctions and 15 Merits in Level 3 Credits including Distinctions in ALL Biology and Chemistry modules.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme



Including good HL grades in Chemistry and Biology.

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

Distinction (D) in a relevant BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (6 units) is accepted in place of one A-Level (A2) (other than Chemistry or Biology).

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

5 Higher subjects at min. H3 inc. Biology = H2 & Chemistry = H2

Extended Project

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

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

Welsh Baccalaureate at equivalent grade is accepted in place of one A-Level (A2) (other than Chemistry or Biology).

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