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  • Qualification

    Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Genetics is at the core of biological and medical sciences, playing a vital part in the development of genetic engineering and decoding of the human genome. You will undertake compulsory modules directly aligned with some of the ‘grand challenges’ in medicine and agriculture. Therefore, a genetics degree will unlock opportunities for you in a wide range of careers, including research, industry, healthcare, environment and forensics.You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature, transmission and expression of genetic information in living organisms. While studying specialist genetics modules such as human genetic disorders and cancer genetics, you’ll also develop extensive knowledge and understanding of related disciplines.Our optional integrated Masters (MBiol) offers you an additional year of specialist training, where you will study advanced topics, such as high-throughput technologies, plant biotechnology and conservation genetics, and undertake an extended research project. The MBiol is an excellent springboard toward a future research career.**Course highlights:**- Projects are available in medical aspects of the subject in the research laboratories of the Leeds General Infirmary and the Leeds Institute for Molecular Medicine at St. James University Hospital.- You will gain an insight into the applications of genetic techniques in fields as diverse as genetic engineering, developmental biology, biotechnology, diagnostics and therapies for human diseases, and conservation biology.- Career development lies at the heart of all our programmes, with specific modules supporting career development and employability, and opportunities for workplace training through placements and internships- Genetics is a key part of biological sciences and underpins biotechnology and pharmaceutical development - the rapid development of the various vaccines to protect against Coronavirus was a direct result of the application of genetic engineering.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : AAA

Including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.We accept the following:• Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.• Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to a


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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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