Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc (Hons)

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

From human health to food production, genetics impacts many aspects of society. You’ll look at how genetics functions in today’s biosciences, as well as what it takes to work at the forefront of the industry. This degree includes the option to change your specialism in your second year.

Genetics covers many aspects of society including human health, forensic science, food production, environmental quality, species conservation, ethics and law. On this course you will learn how genetic engineering, molecular and developmental genetics, human genetics and evolutionary genetic...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

Unknown

Start Date

23/09/2024

Location

Main Site

Application Details

Course Code

C400

Institution Code

L34

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2

Entry Requirements

A level

A,A,B

A,B,B

including at least two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. General Studies is not accepted.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including at least two relevant science subjects from from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

A strong science Access course is required. Please contact the Admissions Office before applying to check acceptability for Access module content and your overall academic profile.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include grade 6 and 5 in at least two relevant HL science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Must include a minimum of grade 4 in SL Maths or 3 in HL Maths and grade 4 in English A or 5 in English B if minimum of grade 4/C not held in English Language and Maths at GCSE.

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

D*DD

Applied Science. Plus five GCSEs at 5/B or above including two science grades. GCSE English Language and Mathematics to be held at minimum grade 4/C.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

including two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. No less than five Higher Level subjects will be considered. Must include a minimum of grade 4 in Ordinary level Maths or 6 in Higher level Maths if minimum of grade 4/C not held in Maths at GCSE. Must include a minimum of grade 4 in either Ordinary level or higher level English Language if minimum of grade 4/C not held in English Language at GCSE.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Standard requirement - Grade 4/C in both GCSE English Language and Mathematics if not held at A/AS level.

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

Applied Science Diploma considered with an A-level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology, plus standard GCSE requirements. Applied Science Diploma considered with an non-science A-level, plus five GCSEs at grade 5/B or above including two science grades. GCSE English Language and Mathematics to be held at minimum grade 4/C.

AS

Two AS subjects may be considered in place of one A-level. Must be taken alongside two full A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

including at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

including two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Extended Project

Considered with three A-levels. Typical offer: ABB - BBB + EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

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

Accepted in place of a third A-level at grade B or above, provided at least two relevant science A-level subjects are taken from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

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

Can be considered in combination with other qualifications. Combinations must include a minimum of two Science subjects. Please contact the Admissions Office before applying to check acceptability for your particular combination of qualifications.

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

Applied Science Foundation Diploma considered alongside at least one A-level in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology, plus standard GCSE requirements.

T Level

D

Science (with an Occupational Specialism in Laboratory technician)

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