Genetics with a Year Abroad

Course Introduction

Genetics is the hot topic of 21st century science, revolutionising biology and medicine.

It is central to all areas of biology, from cellular development and reproduction to conservation and biodiversity. In human health, the 100,000 Genomes Project will change the way we diagnose and treat disease, with drugs personalised to an individual’s genetic makeup.

Our Genetics programme covers every aspect of this fast-moving discipline, giving you a thorough grounding in the molecular biology of DNA, RNA and proteins, as well as the roles of genes in development, ecology and evolution. With an interesting choice of modules in the second and final years, you can mix and match to take a broad approach to your studies, or drill deep into your area of interest.

In your final year, we’ll support you to carry out an original investigative or research project, working alongside established researchers.

Course Modules

Year 1

Basic Biochemistry

Cell Biology

Ecology (includes field trip to Somerset)

Essential Skills for Biologists


Molecular Genetics


Practical Biology

Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees