Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc (Hons)

Genetics is the study of biological variation and its inheritance, and hence of the fundamental control mechanisms of living systems.

Genetics impacts on almost every aspect of our lives - from human genetics and health, infectious disease, what we eat and drink, how we live - to how we think of ourselves. It is involved in controversial areas such as the use of genetically engineered crops and the biological and ethical issues around human therapeutic cloning. Genetics students, in addition to being informed about the basic science, are encouraged to consider how these iss...

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4 Years

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Central area campus

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Year 1, Year 2

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A level



Required subjects: A Levels: Biology and Chemistry, both at B or above. You must have a grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. GCSEs: Mathematics or Physics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

Scottish Higher


AAAB (achievement by end of S5 preferred). BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: Biology and Chemistry, both at B or above. You must have a grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Applications of Mathematics or Physics. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry are recommended. National 5s: English at C and Mathematics or Physics at B. We accept Higher Applications of Mathematics at C in place of National 5 Mathematics at B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme



37 points with 666 at HL - 32 points with 555 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Biology and Chemistry at 5. SL: Mathematics: Analysis and approaches, Mathematics: Applications and interpretation, or Physics at 6 and English at 5.

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England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
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