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Molecular Genetics BSc

UCAS code: C400

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years, or four years with a year abroad or extra-mural year, or four years with transfer to MSci
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

The Molecular Genetics BSc at King’s is a multidisciplinary degree programme focusing on the advances in the field of biology that investigate how the structure and functions of genes and the genome regulate the processes and mechanisms of life. Geneticists study how DNA is replicated, repaired, and decoded to make protein and other molecules within cells and tissues, which in turn impact the physiology, behaviour, and wellbeing of living things. The course covers the broad range of genetics from the molecular basis of genes and genomes to evolutionary and healthcare genetics. The understanding of how genes and genomes work provides insights into disease and avenues for developing new therapies within personalised medicine, As an expanding research area, Molecular Genetics contains many topics about our life, health and wellbeing and many issues of wide relevance for today’s society. Studying a Biomedical Science degree with us means that you will be able to enjoy the flexibility to choose your degree after your first year with our Common Year One curriculum. All Biomedical Science disciplines are covered in the first year, making the decision for your future an informed one. You will be able to choose from the following Biomedical science degrees; Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology BSc, Biochemistry BSc, Biomedical Science BSc, Medical Physiology BSc, Molecular Genetics BSc, Neuroscience BSc, and Pharmacology BSc.

Key benefits

  • Taught at Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education
  • Close links with the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Genetics service and Genomic Laboratory Hub
  • State-of-the-art research facilities such as the Biomedical Research Centre’s Genomics Core Facility
  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and researchers
  • One of the UK's best graduate employment rates
  • Contemporary approach based on our history of pioneering discoveries – including our part in finding the structure of DNA
  • Flexible options to tailor your degree through overseas study, work placement or to switch to a four-year MSci

Employability

Graduates from the School of Bioscience Education are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD.

A degree in Molecular Genetics opens the door to many career options. Graduates are in great demand in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, biotechnology and healthcare industries, or in the marketing, sales and management areas.

Students have gone on to further study in molecular genetics whilst others have continued to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including genomic medicine, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Biomedical Scientists
  • Biotechnologists
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Company Managers
  • Data Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Forensic Scientists
  • Genetic Counsellors
  • Geneticists
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Research Assistants
  • Research Project Co-ordinators
  • Research Scientists
  • Science Writers
  • Secondary School Teachers

Employability

Graduates from the School of Bioscience Education are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD.

A degree in Molecular Genetics opens the door to many career options. Graduates are in great demand in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, biotechnology and healthcare industries, or in the marketing, sales and management areas.

Students have gone on to further study in molecular genetics whilst others have continued to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including genomic medicine, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Biomedical Scientists
  • Biotechnologists
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Company Managers
  • Data Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Forensic Scientists
  • Genetic Counsellors
  • Geneticists
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Research Assistants
  • Research Project Co-ordinators
  • Research Scientists
  • Science Writers
  • Secondary School Teachers

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years, or four years with a year abroad or extra-mural year, or four years with transfer to MSci
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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