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Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics) BSc (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: C440

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  • 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

Molecular genetics underlies the majority of modern biological research. It is concerned with the molecular mechanisms by which genes are expressed and regulated and the ways in which they control the properties of cells and organisms. This area of study has been revolutionised in recent years by the availability of large DNA sequence datasets, including full genome sequences for many species. This has also facilitated the study of many human traits, including diseases that have a major genetic component but whose inheritance involves more than a single gene.**Applications of molecular genetics**Molecular genetics impacts on almost every aspect of our lives - from human genetics and health to infectious disease, what we eat and drink and how we live.**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 molecular 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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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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