Molecular Genetics BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Learn about biology, evolution and life at the molecular level with routes into studying cancer and other degenerative diseases and molecular processes.

Date of entry

September 2023

UCAS Code
C431
Start date
September 2023
Duration
4 years
Study mode
Full Time
Location
Dundee City Campus

Molecular genetics is the study of genes at a molecular level. It's the study of their structure and function. Through this study, we see how they pass on information and how they make sure other processes in cells are regulated effectively.

Our Molecular Genetics BSc course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

Throughout the duration of the course, you have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, highlighting to future employers where your interests lie.

At Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study a broad range of life sciences topics such as:

  • genetics
  • cell biology
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes

You will develop your practical skills such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.

At Levels 3 and 4, you’ll focus more on key aspects of molecular genetics and topics like advanced gene regulation and expression, before completing an in-depth research project around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences.

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Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses
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