What will I learn?

Kick-start your career and enhance your employability prospects with our four year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Genetics with an integrated year in industry. If you are fascinated by genetics and want to tackle important scientific issues like the genetic modification of organisms, or genetic prediction of human disease, then this is the scheme for you. Genetics is the study of genes and their inheritance. It is an exciting and rapidly developing science which underpins much of our understanding of biological processes. It also has a huge influence on our society, as we grapple with important issues such as the genetic modification of organisms and the genetic prediction of human disease.You will learn in an Institute which has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. You discover an exceptional environment where you will be surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain, waterways, grassland and coast. At Aberystwyth, we place great emphasis upon practical skills, so that our graduates become practitioners from the word go. You will have access to extensive research and teaching labs equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, including bioimaging facilities, high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and spectroscopic platforms. We also ensure that our graduates have the skills to communicate their science effectively so that they can join the often controversial genetics debates. You will be taught by research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, and emerge from your course with the knowledge, competencies and skills to forge a career in this fascinating field of science. The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Genetics (C400). Your work experience must be relevant to this degree as it will be assessed and will count towards your degree grade. You will organise your work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. If you cannot obtain a placement, you must transfer to the sister course BSc Genetics C400). Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating. The skills of the graduate geneticist are highly prized in the workplace, giving opportunities for careers in higher education, biomedical research, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,300.00 (US$ 22,092) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Penglais Campus,

Penglais Road,

Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion,

SY23 3DD, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum final GPA of 3.0-3.2 (depending on subject to be studied) Plus SAT 1100+ (minimum 550 in Maths and 550 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) or ACT Composite scores of 25 (depending on the subject to be studied); To include either of the following or combination of: Minimum of 2 SAT subjects with scores of 550+ (subject specific requirements for some degree programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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