=170 th
World University Rankings 2021
21 st
Impact Rankings 2020
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Biological Sciences (Genetics) - University of Leicester

Genetics is so much more than the study of inheritance. Fundamental to our understanding of health and disease, food security, conservation and ecology and the origins of life, genetics has a massive influence on ethics and society. Genetics covers many aspects of society including human health, forensic science, food production, environmental quality, species conservation, ethics and law. On this course you will learn how genetic engineering, molecular and developmental genetics, human genetics and evolutionary genetics all contribute to a greater understanding of the discipline. You will gain a balanced understanding of modern genetics focusing on the organisation, inheritance, expression and evolution of genes in organisms ranging from bacteria to Homo sapiens. You will work alongside leading geneticists who are investigating some of the most important questions in genetic research in order to gain insight into the mechanisms of life and evolution. Geneticists study these processes in all types of organisms and discover how errors in them can cause disease, and they help discover how genes work across the biological sciences. You will also gain a broad understanding of fundamental biological processes, while developing analytical skills and gaining experience in handling complex information. By studying genetics alongside options in other biological sciences, you will be able to apply your knowledge across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and gain a valuable and powerful asset in scientific environments and in many other walks of life.

  • Qualification
    Master of Biological Sciences - MBiolSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    0
  • Start date
    2020-09-28
  • Location
    Main Site,LeicesterUnited Kingdom