Our MSci Genetics course will enable you to achieve an integrated master's degree while you study for a BSc, giving you significant research experience that will be invaluable for a PhD and a career in research. You will discover the principles of heredity and evolution and learn how we can map genes, and understand their function. You will also consider how the development of multi-cellular organisms can progress from a single cell through regulated courses of gene expression, and learn the detailed mechanisms by which genes can be switched on and off. In addition, you will understand how model organisms, such as the fruit fly and the mouse, are of enormous biomedical importance, and learn how our genetic make-up can predispose us to different diseases. Your first year consists of compulsory units including biochemistry and cell biology, providing a basis for specialisation in your second and third years. In Year 4, you will undertake a major research project in one of the University's more than 200 research labs to achieve your undergraduate master's award.