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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 3416 Points
4 Years

Program Description

This advanced undergraduate joint honours degree brings together two complementary and overlapping disciplines, giving you in-depth knowledge of the advanced molecular biology techniques and research which are the basis for understanding all forms of life.

The 4 year MSci is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to a 3 year BSc. This will give you an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental building blocks of all life on earth. The MSci programme follows our BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics course, but offers specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques. In the additional year you will develop an extended, research project.

Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Fundamental Genetics and Evolution

Chemistry for Biochemists

Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of Life


Human Physiology I

Organic Chemistry: an Introduction for Life Sciences.

Optional Modules:

Skills for Geneticists I

Sgiliau ar gyfer Genetegwyr

Biochemistry Skills Development

Datblygu Sgiliau Biocemeg

Eukaryotic Cell Biology

Bioleg Celloedd Ewcaryotig

Introductory Biochemistry

Cyflwyniad i Fiocemeg

Population Genomics

Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Disease

Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation, an Introduction for Life Sciences.

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

Techniques in Molecular Biology

Skills for Researchers

Microbial Molecular Genetics

Advanced Metabolism

Optional Modules:


Ystadegau Biolegol

Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal Transduction

Human Immunology

Molecular Evolution

Esblygiad Moleciwlaidd

Introduction to neuroscience

Human and Medical Genetics

Clinical Biochemistry & Physiology

Infectious Disease and Parasitolog

Clefydau Heintus a Pharasitoleg

Year 3

Compulsory Modules:

Biotechnology & Protein Engineering

Membranes and Energy Transduction

Bioinformatics: From Sequence to Function

Practical Quantitative Research

Optional Modules:

Biomolecular Research Project

Teaching Science in Schools

Animal Development

Membrane Trafficking

Advanced Biostatistics

Medical Genetics

Genetic Toxicology

Genetics of Cancer

Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modification

Human Immunopathology

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Year 4

Compulsory Modules:

Enterprise and Creativity (Entrepreneurship in Practice) Placement

Science Communication

Optional Modules:

Advanced Research Project A

Prosiect Ymchwil Uwch A

Advanced Research Project B

Prosiect Ymchwil Uwch B


A degree in Biochemistry and Genetics opens up a range of exciting career opportunities in diverse fields including:

  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Diagnostics
  • Evolution
  • Bioinformatics

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