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BSc Genetics (Including Foundation Year)

BSc Genetics (Including Foundation Year)

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BSc Genetics (including foundation year) will be suitable for those with academic qualifications which do not yet meet the entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During the Year Zero, students will study three academic subjects relevant to their chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module, with additional English language for non-English speakers. Students will have access to the state-of-the-art research facilities, including confocal microscopy imaging systems, proteomic mass spectroscopy, next-generation sequencing facilities and a high-performance computing cluster. Practical work in the final year will require students to use the latest molecular genetic methods, including gene cloning, PCR, cell culture, bioinformatics and advanced microscopy. Students will also receive training in your first year on using the Oxford Nanopore MinION, a portable handheld device that can sequence genomes in real time.