BSc (with Honoress) in Genetics

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September
    Please note that applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in December 2020 and close on May 31, 2021.

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From 22,130 € / year

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Program description

Genetics is fundamental to all areas of biological study, since genes carry the information that largely determines who we are and how we function in the environment.

BSc Genetics will teach you to understand how genes work in individuals and populations. There is a particular emphasis on molecular genetics, but the course covers a wide range of topics such as classical medical genetics, evolutionary and population genetics, animal husbandry, and the genetic manipulation of animal and plant genomes, etc.

Year one, you will focus on basic knowledge of genetics, including how genes work in individuals and populations, and how cutting-edge programs like the Human Genome Project are revolutionizing the way we approach biological issues.

Year 2 is designed to provide foundational knowledge in preparation for the Genetics major in Years 3 and 4.

Year 4 also includes a three-month project in the laboratory, during which you will receive training in the use of genetic approaches to solve a contemporary question or problem in biology. These projects are based on the departments that contribute to the Genetics course.

Program structure

Core

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Core

  • Biomolecules
  • Principles of metabolic pathways
  • Current perspectives in genetics
  • Foundations of modern chemistry Part 2a
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Principles of microbiology
  • Introduction to molecular biology
  • Introduction to plant biotechnology
  • Introduction to biostatistics
  • Diversity of vertebrates

Electives

  • Fundamentals of ecology
  • Structure of mammalian cells and tissues
  • Ecological plant physiology

Core

  • Structural biochemistry
  • Cell signaling
  • Molecular Biology
  • Principles of medical genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetics Literature Project
  • Population and evolutionary genetics
  • Genetic engineering and molecular biotechnology
  • Genetics and molecular genomics
  • Immunology: host response to pathogens
  • Genetic manipulation of plants
  • Biostatistics I
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Research project
  • Genomics and applications
  • Genetics and Society
  • Computational Biology
  • Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular biology and physiology of bacteria
  • Biostatistics II

Electives (specialization in specific areas is possible)

  • Medical microbiology
  • Advanced medical microbiology
  • Advanced Virology
  • Advanced cell biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Current advances in immunology

Key Points

  • Multidisciplinary team of the course.
  • 3 month lab project.
  • Small classes.
  • Versatile and versatile graduates.

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement 1 x H4, 1 x H5, 4 x O6 / H7; Math and lab science courses are required.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an official degree translated into English will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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University College Cork

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