Medical Genetics, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 25670 per year

All study options

About Medical Genetics at University of Sheffield

This course gives you a broad understanding of genetics, with an emphasis on topics of medical relevance. You'll learn how genetic information can be used in medicine. 

The course spans human, plant and microbial genetics, genomics, and molecular biology. You'll explore the genetic basis of cell function and disease, and the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations. You'll also learn about the latest molecular techniques for modifying genes, including CRISPR. We'll introduce you to how modern genetics is helping us understand and treat a range of diseases, and tackle global challenges like food sustainability and security.

From your first year, you'll study modules that span the molecular biosciences covering genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. Alongside these modules you'll have the freedom to explore complementary topics across the breadth of bioscience, such as microbiology, biomedicine, ecology, plant science and zoology, so you have the option to study medical genetics in greater depth, keep your interests broad or even switch to another degree programme within the biosciences.

No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll develop the practical laboratory and transferable skills that make our graduates attractive to employers including project management, problem solving, communication skills and data analysis.

We'll give you plenty of opportunities to apply your new skills and knowledge too. You'll be in the lab completing in-depth practicals across molecular genetics, DNA manipulation and protein structure analysis, and you'll get the chance to use cutting-edge equipment to run your own research projects in an area such as brewing biotechnology, or in our new Julia Garnham Centre, helping NHS geneticists to diagnose blood cancers.

Whether you choose to focus solely on medical genetics or study a range of topics across the molecular biosciences and beyond, your personal tutor will assist you in tailoring your degree to your interests and career goals.

If you want to study this course but don't meet the entry requirements our Biosciences (with Foundation Year) could be for you. After successfully completing the one year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of one of our bioscience degrees.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, which shows employers that you've developed the practical skills and scientific knowledge that they're looking for.

Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

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 awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 25670 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for 2023 entry have not been confirmed. Please use this 2022-23 information as a guide

Entry requirements

A Level requirements: AAB

English requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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