Molecular Genetics (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)
This course comes with the opportunity to complete a 12-month placement in industry complementing your Molecular Genetics studies with on-the-job experience.
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.
This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university.
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:
- 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.
The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
If you have any questions about the admissions process, studying, or living in Dundee, please contact us