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BSc Genetics (Including Placement Year)

BSc Genetics (Including Placement 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
Genetics is at the forefront of modern biology, driving progress in medicines and synthetics biology. New technologies in genetic manipulation, biotechnology and genomics allow students to explore the interaction between genomes and epigenetics that underpin the development of a complex living organism from a single cell. This course focuses on real-world biomedical applications, including how cells differentiate to form the specialised tissues present in complex organisms, and how the delicate regulation of cell growth can be disrupted and lead to cancer. The study of genetics includes understanding how genes are passed from one generation to the next, how DNA works, and the effects of variation and natural selection. Students will study topics such as:The structural organisation of a gene, the process of transcription, and the regulation of gene expressionThe contribution of genome science to the diagnosis and prevention of diseaseEvolutionary biology, from Darwin to genomicsMolecular cell biologyThe human genome