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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you are fascinated by genetics, and want to tackle important scientific issues like the genetic modification of organisms, or genetic prediction of human disease, then this is the scheme for you! On completion of this degree, your career options could span from biomedical research to biotechnology to pharmaceutical industry and careers within Higher Education.

Overview

Why study Genetics at Aberystwyth University?

  • We place great emphasis upon practical skills so that our graduates become practitioners from the word go. We ensure that our graduates have the skills to communicate their science effectively so that they can join the often controversial genetics debates.
  • Students in our department have access to research and teaching labs equipped with modern equipment, including bioimaging facilities, high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics and spectroscopic platforms. These facilities provide students with the opportunity to develop the key skills that employers are seeking.

Employability

Where are our Genetics graduates now?

  • Genetic Technologist at Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  • Clinical Scientist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital
  • Research Scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Post-doctoral research Associate at the University of Manchester
  • MSc student in Developmental Biology at the University of Bath
  • PhD at the University of Leicester

Employability is embedded across all of our teaching in the department.

  • We offer our students the opportunities to undertake a Year in Employment Scheme (YES). Some of our students have been successful in obtaining work placements with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 100 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 52%

    61st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    79th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    10

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