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.
Our Medical Genetics degree will give you an in-depth knowledge of these essential building blocks of 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?
As one of the first UK Universities to introduce BSc Genetics as a discipline, it is unsurprising that we are ranked Top in Wales for Biological Sciences, which includes our Genetics programmes (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, and computer-based image analysers for molecular and cellular studies.
This degree is part of our ‘Medical Science in Practice’ Pathway to Medicine programme. Provided you meet the entry requirements, and have followed this Pathway, you will be guaranteed an interview for our flagship Graduate Entry Medicine MBBCh course.
We are ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2019) and ranked 1st 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 regular research talks with Swansea University staff and guest expert speakers from other universities, industry, the NHS and 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
This degree also provides an ideal base for further study to become a medical doctor and many of our students have gone on to study Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea.