In choosing to study the four year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Genetics and Biochemistry with an integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth University you will work at the forefront of this exciting discipline. By undertaking a year in industry, you will develop the skills and knowledge that employers are urgently seeking. Genetics has almost limitless potential to help understand and treat genetic disease and develop new medicines. Additionally, you will explore genetically modified organisms and evaluate their benefit to humankind. Building upon a foundation that includes key genetics and biochemistry understanding you will soon start to specialise into genetics, human genetics, gene expression, pharmacology, and data handling. You will study in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). You will learn in an Institute which has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. You discover an exceptional environment where you will be surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain, waterways, grassland and coast. At Aberystwyth, we place great emphasis upon practical skills, so that our graduates become practitioners from the word go. You will have access to extensive research and teaching labs equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, including bioimaging facilities, high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and spectroscopic platforms. We also ensure that our graduates have the skills to communicate their science effectively, so that they can join the often controversial genetics debates. You will be taught by research active staff at the forefront of knowledge, and emerge from your course with the knowledge, competencies and skills to forge a career in this fascinating field of science. The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Genetics and Biochemistry (CC48).Your work experience must be relevant to this degree as it will be assessed and will count towards your degree grade. You will organise your work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. If you cannot obtain a placement, you must transfer to the sister course BSc Genetics and Biochemistry CC48). In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating. Upon successful completion of this degree you will have the skills and attributes necessary for a wide range of careers including biomedicine, forensic science, DNA profiling, clinical cytogenetics, genetic counselling, and food production.