BSc Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics)

Full-time 4 years study

Molecular genetics underlies the majority of modern biological research. It is concerned with the molecular mechanisms by which genes are expressed and regulated and the ways in which they control the properties of cells and organisms.

This area of study has been revolutionised in recent years by the availability of large DNA sequence datasets, including full genome sequences for many species. This has also facilitated the study of many human traits, including diseases that have a major genetic component but whose inheritance involves more than a single gene.

Applications of molecular genetics

Molecular genetics impacts on almost every aspect of our lives - from human genetics and health to infectious disease, what we eat and drink and how we live.

Biological Sciences explores the study of living organisms, covering everything from the interactions of animals in their environment to how genes are expressed.

We offer 12 different biological sciences subject areas, including molecular genetics. Regardless of your initial application choice, you will have the opportunity to explore aspects of each of our programmes in the early years and choose to specialise in whichever one interests you.

For further information please visit BSc Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics) study.