The study of medical genetics is an exciting and fast-moving field that is making an enormous impact on medicine, helping us to understand, diagnose, and treat many human diseases that have a genetic component.
The 4 year MSci is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to a 3 year BSc. This will give you an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental building blocks of all life on earth. The MSci programme follows our BSc in Medical Genetics course, but offers specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques. In the additional year you will develop an extended, research project.
This advanced undergraduate degree will give you an in-depth knowledge of the essential building blocks of human life. You will learn techniques for analysing gene expression, protein interactions, DNA structure and damage, image analysis of biomolecules and cells, and advanced computer analytical methods.
You will develop excellent analytical and project management skills and learn how to design experiments and plan work programmes.
WHY MEDICAL GENETICS AT SWANSEA?
We were one of the first universities in the UK to introduce Genetics as a BSc discipline in the 1960s, so we have a long and respected track record in the field, and have now been ranked Top in Wales for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2018 and 2019).
You will benefit from access to the Medical School’s state-of-the-art research facilities, including DNA and protein analytical equipment, computer-based image analysers for molecular and cellular studies.
We are ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2019) and ranked first in the UK for research environment and joint second for research quality.
YOUR MEDICAL GENETICS EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff are active in a diverse range of genetics research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and cutting edge practice.
In addition to your formal studies, we hold research talks at least weekly given by Swansea University staff or speakers from other universities or research institutions. You may also have the opportunity to spend time undertaking research in industrial or medical laboratories either in the UK or abroad.
A mix of compulsory and optional modules gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your particular interests, career ambitions, or plans for further study.
MEDICAL GENETICS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A degree in Medical Genetics opens up a range of exciting careers and opportunities for further study in diverse fields including:
- Forensic science
- Clinical Genetics