You will consider how the development of multi-cellular organisms can progress from a single cell through regulated courses of gene expression, and learn the detailed mechanisms by which genes can be switched on and off. You will understand how model organisms, such as the fruit fly and the mouse, are of enormous biomedical importance, and learn how our genetic make-up can predispose us to different diseases.
The human genome project has provided us with the sequence of the entire human genome and identified around 25,000 human genes. The challenge now is to understand the function of all these genes, determine how they cooperate to make us who we are, and to learn how we can best use this knowledge to improve human society.
More recently, the advent of low-cost next-generation DNA-sequencing technologies will provide a wealth of genetic information for many different organisms and many different people. Genetics will therefore play a key role in deciphering and utilising this wealth of information in the future.
In the final year of this four year course a major research project is undertaken, culminating in the award of an undergraduate masters qualification.
This course was new for 2016 and we envisage that graduates of this course will continue on with research within the field of Genetics. The significant research skills and experience gained in the final year-long research project will be attractive in both industry and academia.
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2 AS-Levels at grades BB or higher are acceptable in place of the third non-science A-level.
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