Biology is the study of life and embraces many different areas of both biological and biomedical interest. Studies range from exploring molecular structures, to understanding how genes work, the development and behaviour of microorganisms, plants and animals, their evolution, and their environmental interactions and impacts. It reveals core scientific knowledge of how cells and organisms function, and results in applications that underpin up-to-the-minute technological and scientific advances. Genetics is the study of biological variation and the control mechanisms of living systems. It is central to biology and disease formation and relates to other subjects, including biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. You will study the molecular and cellular sides of genetics, basic genetic analysis and chromosome theory, issues of population and evolution, and disease development.