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Genetics and Evolution BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University Centre Shrewsbury

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Learn about genetics and evolution that lie at the very heart of biology and therefore inform our knowledge of life on Earth.

Course overview

Genetics and evolution lie at the heart of biology. Evolutionary principles give us an understanding of health and disease and how life may change in the future. The number of organisms that have been genome sequenced allows deeper probing of Darwin’s ideas – which have consequences in evolutionary biology, medicine, medical genetics and biotechnology.

Why study this course with us?

This course is for you if you: have an interest in how life on earth evolved; wish to study how evolution has shaped our environment; want to understand how we can manipulate genes or gene expression to improve crop production or cure genetic disease; or want to contribute effectively to the debate on the ethics of genetic engineering.

During this course, you will help shape the future of genetic engineering; study genetics and evolution in the birthplace of Darwin; walk the young Darwin’s thinking path at The Mount while pondering how geology has shaped the evolution of life; and sit in the library where Darwin was schooled.

Teaching methods

Teaching will be in the form of lectures, tutorial and seminar sessions, and laboratory-based practicals.

Assessment

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

    52

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