Cardiff University

Genomics is the study of the body’s genes, their functions and their influence on the growth, development and working of the body. Genomic technologies are increasingly enabling us to predict and diagnose inherited and acquired disease, and to personalise treatments and interventions.

This BSc will provide a comprehensive understanding of genomic medicine, providing a platform for future doctors to adapt to the increasing integration of genomic medicine into routine clinical care. You will work with leading scientists, bioinformaticians and experienced clinical geneticists from across the University to gain a solid grounding in fundamental genetic and genomic knowledge. You will explore the social and ethical aspects of the exploitation of genetic knowledge, as well as gain hands on research experience through the completion of an individual research project.

Entry requirements

The School of Medicine applies certain selection criteria that external students should meet or surpass if they wish to be considered for intercalation. Applicants must have completed Year 3 or Year 4 of their medical degree. This is with the exception of the Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care Degree where applicants must have completed Year 4 of their medical degree. To have an application considered, an external candidate must be ranked in the top three deciles of their year cohort and must normally have passed all assessable elements of their examinations at first attempt.

How to Apply: Students must make a formal application by the closing date and indicate their order of preference for up to three intercalated BSc subjects. Deadline for submission of application by email is early January please see website (link below) for specific information. Formal evidence from the candidate’s host Medical School is required at the time of application to guarantee academic results, together with a letter of release from the Dean or Intercalated Programme Director.

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