What will I learn?

About the course

Genetics - the study of genes and inheritance - is a fast-paced and exciting field of modern biology. Recent advances are revolutionising the ways in which genes and entire genomes are studied. These developments underpin human health, biotechnology and biodiversity conservation. Studying genetics, and the related field of genomics, will prepare you for careers in all these areas.

Our staff have close links with organisations including Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust. This means you’ll study topics based on the latest research findings, from biodiversity to cell regulation and cancer.

You'll cover a broad range of genetics, including the molecular basis of genes and genomes, tracking down disease genes and the use of modern methods in genetics. You'll learn from experts from across this spectrum of genetics, including academics from the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, the Sussex Neuroscience group and the Evolution, Behaviour and Environment group.

MSci or BSc?

We also offer this course as a three-year BSc.

About Sussex

Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.

Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.


We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK's beautiful south coast.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.

With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,500.00 (US$ 30,000) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

Sussex House,

Undergraduate Admissions Falmer,


Brighton & Hove,

BN1 9RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must also have GCSE (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science with at least grade 4 in each (or grade C).

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


About University of Sussex

In the vibrant coastal city of Brighton, Sussex offers a world-class education, real-world employability and an unforgettable student experience.

  • Ranked 20th in the UK and 160th in the world (THE WUR 2021)
  • Outstanding research reputation & excellent job prospects
  • Continual investment in facilities & the student experience
  • Beautiful campus with a welcoming global community

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