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Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: C400

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Genetics is the study of biological variation and its inheritance, and hence of the fundamental control mechanisms of living systems. It is central to biology and disease formation and relates to other subjects, including:* biochemistry* molecular biology* microbiology* plant biology* zoology**Applications of genetics**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 issues impact on society.**Areas of study**On this programme, you will study:* the molecular and cellular sides of genetics* basic genetic analysis and chromosome theory* issues of population and evolution* disease development**Flexibility**Biological Sciences explores the study of living organisms, covering everything from the interactions of animals in their environment to how genes are expressed.We offer 12 different Biological sciences subject areas, including genetics. Regardless of your initial application choice, you will have the opportunity to explore aspects of each of our programmes in the early years and choose to specialise in whichever one interests you.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 30,400per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: Biology and Chemistry, both at B or above. If you don't have either Biology or Chemistry at A, you must have A in either Mathematics or Physics. GCSEs: Mathematics or Physics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 100 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    185 84%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    8

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