Molecular Genetics BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

This course looks at genes and genetic material at the molecular level, and will give you an understanding of concepts like genetic variation and mutations

Date of entry

September 2023

Start date
September 2023
4 years
Study mode
Full Time
Dundee City Campus

Molecular genetics is the study of genes at a molecular level, from their structure and function to how they pass on information and make sure other processes in cells are regulated effectively.

At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a broad range of life sciences topics, then at Levels 3 and 4, you’ll focus more on key aspects of molecular genetics and topics like advanced gene regulation and expression.

With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level right up to full body systems and beyond.

Your first two years of study will introduce concepts including genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes.  You’ll develop practical laboratory and data analysis skills, and learn to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your studies.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

You’ll pick modules that interest you and may also be able to transfer on to one of our other life sciences courses if you choose the relevant modules.

Lab sessions throughout your degree will help integrate theory and your practical skills meaning you learn about all aspects of the field and develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

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Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

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