University of Essex

22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Genetics and Genomics

Research into genetics and genomics has advanced our understanding of a wide range of topics including Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, personalised medicine, and children’s numeracy and literacy learning. On our course you will study both genetics, at the level of a single gene or group of genes, and genomics, at the level of an organism’s entire genes – the genome. This allows you to gain an understanding of hereditary issues, the effects of variation and natural selection, how genes interact with each other, and the role of environmental influences. Your final year project allows you to contribute to this field, approaching unanswered scientific questions using state-of-the-art-techniques; popular topics have ranged from the genetics of cancer and regulation of the immune response, to population genomics and molecular evolution.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,Colchester