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Genetics is fundamental to all areas of biological study, as genes carry the information that largely determines who we are and how we function in the environment.
The BSc Genetics will teach you to understand how genes work in individuals and populations. There is a particular emphasis on molecular genetics, but the course covers a wide range of topics such as classical medical genetics, evolutionary and population genetics, animal breeding and the genetic manipulation of animal and plant genomes, and so on.
The first year, you will focus on basic knowledge of genetics, including how genes function in individuals and populations, and how cutting-edge programmes such as the Human Genome Project are revolutionising the way we approach biological questions.
Year 2 is designed to provide fundamental basic knowledge in preparation for specialisation in genetics in years 3 and 4.
Year 4 also includes a three-month laboratory project, during which you will receive training in the use of genetic approaches to solve a contemporary question or problem in biology. These projects are based in the departments that contribute to the Genetics course.
Electives (specialization in specific areas is possible)
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