Biochemistry & Genetics BSc

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Biochemistry & Genetics BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 18,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Swansea’s Biochemistry and Genetics BSc is an excellent choice for students interested in understanding how molecular biology impacts human health and disease. It is a joint honours degree, and can prepare you for anything from further medical study, a career as an academic researcher, one in the pharmaceutical injury, forensic science, or even the agrochemical industry depending on your interests and choice of elective modules.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Year 1:

    Required Modules

    • Chemistry of Life
    • Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of Life
    • Human Physiology I
    • Microbiology
    • Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups: Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism; an Introduction for Life Sciences
    • Organic Chemistry: Structure, Transformation, and Energetics; an Introduction for Life Sciences.

    Optional Modules:

    • Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Bonding and Structure; an Introduction for Life Sciences
    • Biochemistry Skills Development
    • Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation; an Introduction for Life Sciences
    • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
    • Genetic Analysis I
    • Human Physiology II
    • Introduction to Medical Psychology

    Year 2:

    Required Modules:

    • Amino acids, lipids and steroids
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism and Glycobiology
    • Evolutionary and Molecular Genetics
    • Human and Medical Genetics
    • Microbial Molecular Genetics

    Optional Modules:

    • Biochemistry Skills Development II
    • Biostatistics
    • Clinical Biochemistry & Physiology
    • Genetic Analysis II
    • Human Immunology
    • Infectious Disease and Parasitology
    • Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal Transduction
    • Molecular Evolution
    • Techniques in Molecular Biology

    Year 3:

    Required Modules:

    • Biotechnology & Protein Engineering
    • Bioinformatics: From sequence to Function

    Optional Modules:

    • Animal Development
    • Biochemistry Literature Review and Communication
    • Biomolecular Research Project
    • Genetic Analysis III
    • Genetic Toxicology
    • Genetics of Cancer
    • Human Immunopathology
    • Medical Genetics
    • Membrane Trafficking
    • Membranes and Energy Transduction
    • Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modification
    • Teaching Science in Schools

    Learning And Teaching

    The majority of this program is taught at the Institute of Life Science, a £100 million facility that is one of the best in Wales. Clinical sections are taught at a range of NHS facilities. Swansea adheres to the SALT Professional Development Framework for Learning and Teaching. In essence, the SALT Framework ensures that staff receive the support they need to provide the best quality teaching.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program who meet the minimum requirements are guaranteed and interview for the Graduate Entry Medicine program at Swansea University Medical School. However, you will have a lot of other options open to you. You’ll have a degree from the 3rd ranked medical school in the UK, and the #1 in Wales. That could take you just about anywhere.

    Entry Requirements

    For UK and EU-nationals:

    This BSc program typically requires applicants to have achieved 3 A Levels of BBB or better, with good grades in both Biology and Chemistry. Other certifications are accepted, at an equivalent level.

    For overseas (non EU)students:

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an excellent IELTS score, or with one of several equivalent exams.

    International students must also have earned an educational certification that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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