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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Genetics at University College Cork

Overview

Genetics is fundamental to all areas of biological study, as genes carry the information which largely determines what we are and how we function in the environment.

The BSc Genetics will teach you to understand how genes work in individuals and populations.On this course, particular emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of genetics, but all facets are covered throughout thedegree and all graduates have a strong foundation in modern genetics.

Course Details

In Year 1, students will focus on foundation knowledge for Genetics, including how genes work in individuals and populations and howcutting-edge programmes such as the Human Genome Project are revolutionising the way wetackle biological questions.

Year 2 is designed to provide fundamental background knowledge inpreparation for the specialisation in Genetics in Years 3 and 4. Year 4 also includes a three-month project in the laboratory, during which time you will receive training in the use of genetic approaches to solving a contemporary question or problem in biology. These projects are based in the departments that contribute to the Genetics course.

Year 1 Modules:

Core

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Year 2 Modules:

Core

  • Biomolecules
  • Principles of Metabolic Pathways
  • Current Perspectives in Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 2a
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Introductory Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Plant Biotechnology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Vertebrate Diversity

Electives

  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Mammalian Cell and Tissue Structure
  • Ecological Plant Physiology

Year 3 Modules:

Core

  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Cell Signalling
  • Molecular Biology
  • Principles of Medical Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Literature Project on Genetics
  • Population and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biotechnology
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Immunology: Host Response to Pathogens
  • Genetic Maniupulation of Plants
  • Biostatistics I

Year 4 Modules:

  • Developmental Genetics
  • Research Project
  • Genomics and Applications
  • Genetics and Society
  • Computational Biology
  • Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Biology and Physiology of Bacteria
  • Biostatistics II

Electives (specialisation in specific areas is possible)

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Advanced Medical Microbiology
  • Advanced Virology
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Current Advances in Immunology

See the CollegeCalendarfor additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on the modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK405

Course Title: Genetics

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirement: H4 in Biology (meets the Laboratory Science requirement).

Entry Points: 2015: 455. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours:288 per year (may include directed study/reading hours, depending on the module).Lectures and practicals are conducted between 9am and 6pm (Monday to Friday).

Expectedlab/practical/tutorial hours: 216 per year. Year 4 also includes a three-month project, during which you receive training in the use of genetic approaches to solving acontemporary question or problem in biology. These projects are based in the departments thatcontribute to the Genetics degree.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie.The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year ofentry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAOand the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Mary Cotter

T: +353 (0)21 4902861/2392

E:mary.cotter@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirement: H4 in Biology (meets the Laboratory Science requirement).

Entry Points: 2015: 455. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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