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Medical Genetics with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

If you’re interested in the study of Genetics and stepping into the exciting and fast-moving field that is making an enormous impact in a range of scientific areas but don’t have the required entry qualifications to join our BSc programme or are a mature student returning to education, our BSc with a Foundation Year is the right course for you.

The foundation year of this four-year course will introduce you to the key concepts and knowledge you need to progress to the BSc in Medical Genetics, following successful completion of the Foundation Year with at least a 60% overall average, students will progress onto Year 1 of the BSc.

Our Genetics degree will give you an in-depth knowledge of these fundamental building blocks of all life on earth. You will learn techniques for analysing gene expression, protein interactions, DNA structure and damage, image analysis of biomolecules and cells, and advanced computer analytical methods.

You will develop excellent analytical and project management skills and learn how to design experiments and plan work programmes.

MEDICAL GENETICS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A degree in Medical Genetics opens up a range of exciting careers and opportunities for further study in diverse fields including:

  • Forensic science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Genetic Counsellor
  • NHS Scientist Training Programme
  • Bioinformatics
  • Doctor
  • Physician Associate

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    128 58%

    38th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    40th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    7th

    8

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