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Genetics Modules

The Genetics degree will allow you to focus on range of areas in which genetics intersects with other aspects of biology and medicine.

A degree in Genetics will provide excellent preparation for postgraduate study in almost any area of life sciences and beyond. The core programme covers molecular genetics, genomics, model organisms, evolutionary genetics and human genetics. In addition, you will be able to choose from a range of options in the biological sciences, medicine, anthropology and social issues in the life sciences.

Please Note: All Modules are subject to change

BSc and MSci Genetics Year 2

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0008Fundamentals of Molecular Biology15
 BIOL0009Experimental Genetics and Model Systems15
 BIOL0010Introduction to Human Genetics15
 BIOL0011Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0015Second Year Core SkillsPass/fail
EitherBIOL0013The Biology of Development15
OrBIOL0029Computational Biology15
    
OptionalANAT0002Developmental Neurobiology15
Min: 30, Max: 45ANAT0005Human Anatomy and Embryology (Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis)15
 ANAT0006Human Anatomy and Embryology (Head and Limbs)15
 BIOL0013The Biology of Development15
 BIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0007Introduction to Field Ecology15
 BIOL0012Animal Biodiversity15
 BIOL0028Field module in Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0012Animal Biodiversity15
 CELL0009Integrative Cell Biology (Cell Structure and Function)15
 INIM0005Immunology15
 INIM0007Infection15
 PHAR0003Drugs and the Mind15
 PHOL0004Systems Neuroscience15
 BIOL0013The Biology of Development15
 BIOL0029Computational Biology15
 BIOL0051Practical Experimental Evolution15
 BIOL0052Comparative Cell Biology15
 BIOL0053Data Science methods in Biology15
    
ElectiveAny level 5 moduleAny level 5 module available at UCL.15
Min: 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

BSc Genetics Year 3

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0018Advanced Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
Select one projectBIOL0019Advanced Research Project in Biological Sciences45
 BIOL0056Grand Challenges Research Project in Biological Sciences30
 BIOL0021Advanced Human Genetics15
    
OptionalANTH0044Human Behavioural Ecology15
 BIOC0016Computational and Systems Biology15
 BIOL0025Regulatory Genomics and Evolution15
 BIOL0027*Diseases of Ageing15
 BIOL0028Field module in ecological and evolutionary genetics15
 BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0033Molecular Evolution15
 BIOL0021Advanced Human Genetics15
 BIOL0022*Biology of Ageing15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology 
 CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine15
 CELL0013Functional Genetics of Model Systems15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)30
 CELL0015Mitochondrial Biology, Bioenergetics and Metabolism in Human Disease15
 CELL0017Interdisciplinary Cell Biology15
 INIM0006Immunology in Health and Disease15
 INIM0034Molecular Virology15
 BIOL0028Field module in Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene15
    
ElectiveAny level 6 moduleAny level 5 module available at UCL.15
Min 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

*Students should select either BIOL0022 or BIOL0027, but not both

 

MSci Genetics Year 3

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0021Advanced Human Genetics15
 BIOL0044MSci Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
    
Compulsory optionsBIOL0020

Sex, Genes and Evolution

15
Min: 30, Max: 60BIOL0025Regulatory Genomics and Evolution15
 BIOL0028Field module in ecological and evolutionary genetics15
 BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene15
    
OptionalANTH0044Human Behavioural Ecology15
 BIOC0016Computational and Systems Biology15
 BIOL0027*Diseases of Ageing15
 BIOL0028Field module in ecological and evolutionary genetics15
 BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0033Molecular Evolution15
 BIOL0022*Biology of Ageing15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine15
 CELL0013Functional Genetics of Model Systems15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)30
 CELL0017Interdisciplinary Cell Biology15
 

GEOL0021

Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns/A15
 INIM0006Immunology in Health and Disease15
 INIM0034Molecular Virology15
    
ElectiveAny level 6 moduleAny level 6 module available at UCL.15
Min 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

*Students should select either BIOL0022 or BIOL0027, but not both

 

MSci Genetics Year 4

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0041MSci Extended Research Project in Biological Sciences90
    
OptionalBIOC0015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Disease and Biotechnology15
Students will need to choose minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 credits

BIOL0032

Species Conservation & Biodiversity

15
 BIOL0033Molecular Evolution15
 BIOL0034Applications in Human Genetics15
 BIOL0050Advanced Computational Biology15
 CELL0001Mechanisms of Development15
 GENE0002Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex Diseases15
 GENE0003Genetics of Neurological Disease15
 GENE0006Understanding Bioinformatics Resources and Their Application15
 INIM0030Immunodeficiency and Therapeutics15
 INIM0012Viruses and Disease15
 PHOL0008Cell Signalling in Health and Disease30
    
Elective
Min: 0, Max: 15
Any level 7 moduleAny level 7 module available at UCL15