King's College London

Course Introduction

The focus of this degree is on new genetic technologies that further our understanding of genetic mechanisms and gene expression in model organisms, plants and higher animals. The programme provides an in'depth understanding of genetics and the basis of human genetic disease whilst studying in central London. During the programme you will train in laboratory techniques, experimental design, data analysis and presentation.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Biochemistry and molecular biology A; biochemistry and molecular biology B; practice of biomedical science; from cells to systems; fundamentals of pharmacology; physiological systems. Year 2 examples: Metabolism; essentials of embryology; social impact of the biosciences; molecular medicine; medical microbiology. Year 3 examples: Biology of ageing; immunology of human disease; infection and disease in the modern world; genes, genetic disease and gene therapy; mammalian iron metabolism; medical cancer genetics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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95% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 25
Studying 40
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 15

39% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 66%

Total Coursework: 27%

Total Practical: 7%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation