=160 th
World University Rankings 2021
16 th
Impact Rankings 2021
101-125 th
World Reputation Rankings 2020
171-173 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Genetics - University of Leeds

Studying an undergraduate degree in Genetics at the University of Leeds will allow you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature, transmission and expression of genetic information in living organisms. While studying specialist genetics modules such as human genetic disorders and cancer genetics, you’ll also develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of related disciplines. Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll study advanced topics, such as high-throughput technologies, plant biotechnology and conservation genetics, and undertake an extended research project **Make an Impact** Genetics underpins all aspects of the life sciences and is a vibrant and expanding discipline at the core of biological and medical sciences, playing a vital part in the development of genetic engineering and decoding of the human genome. Genetics students take compulsory modules directly aligned with some of the “Grand Challenges” in medicine and agriculture. These address how genome sequence data is revolutionising our understanding of the genetic components of health and disease, and the diagnosis and the development of targeted therapies for diseases, in the medical field, and how it is informing “smart” plant breeding to address the world’s need to feed a global population projected to increase by 3 billion in the next 30 years. **Course highlights** - Projects are available in medical aspects of the subject in the research laboratories of the Leeds General Infirmary and the Leeds Institute for Molecular Medicine at St. James University Hospital. - Gain an insight into the applications of genetic techniques in fields as diverse as genetic engineering, developmental biology, biotechnology, diagnostics and therapies for human diseases, and conservation biology.

  • Qualification
    Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,LeedsUnited Kingdom