Molecular Genetics

Molecular genetics is the study of genes at a molecular level, from their structure and function to how they pass on the information and make sure other processes in cells are regulated effectively.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Molecular Genetics

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Stage One

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


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Degree Overview

The first two years of study will introduce concepts including genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. Students will develop practical laboratory and data analysis skills, and learn to design and run experiments. This will prepare students for carrying out projects later in their studies.
Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

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  • This course will be taught by the faculty of the Dundee Scholl of Life Sciences
  • We encourage you to do a work placement to get a taste of the new industries.

Why Study this Degree

A degree in molecular genetics opens the door to many career options. Graduates are in great demand in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, biotechnology and healthcare industries, with openings for laboratory work or in the marketing, sales and management areas. Comparable openings can be found in the various agricultural, medical and veterinary research institutes, hospitals and the scientific Civil Service.

Dundee is a rapidly expanding centre for biotechnology with new firms opening and forming links with our biochemists.

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.