School of Genetics (Undergrad)


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Faculty Facts

Annual tuition fees

$20,412 $25,250


3 Years


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List of Programs

  1. BSc Genetics


Academic Requirements

Typical entry requirements are described on each of our course pages. The wide range of qualifications that we consider include:

  • A-levels
  • BTEC qualifications
  • T-Levels
  • CTEC qualifications
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates
  • QAA-approved Access to HE Diplomas
  • Open University courses
  • Practicing professional qualifications

If you have not already completed your qualifications, our typical offer will require you to achieve specific grades in three A-levels (or equivalent). We are also happy to consider your application if you are taking a mixture of A-levels and BTECs, or qualifications other than A-levels. If your results fall short of the offer level by a small margin, your results in other qualifications such as the Extended Project, a Core Maths qualification or an additional AS-level may be taken into account. We want you to stand the best chance of benefiting from an Essex Education.

Egypt: Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade between 29 – 32 or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

English Tests Requirements



76 overall, with a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing



6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

PTE Pearson


50 overall, with a minimum of 42 in each component

About Faculty

The field of genetics is central to our understanding of biology, from modern developments in treating human disease to studying the evolutionary relationships between species.

Genetics is an important, exciting and wide-ranging field to study and the application of genetics in healthcare and research means the prospects for graduates have never been better. On our courses you study both genetics, at the level of a single gene or group of genes, and genomics, at the level of an organism’s entire genes – the genome. At Essex you will be part of a wide community of geneticists working in medical genetics, genomics, epigenetics and evolution, among other areas.

Why study here?

  • You study advanced, medically important topics including cancer biology and immunology.
  • Develop essential lab skills in gene manipulation, cloning and bioinformatics.
  • Gain valuable research experience by getting involved in cutting-edge project work.

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  • Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses.
  • Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • 88% of our graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022)
  • Our student body represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies

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Student Accommodation at University of Essex

A Wide range of accommodation options for students to choose from, depending on what you need.

  • The Towers
  • South Courts
  • The Houses
  • The Meadows
  • University Quays
  • The Copse

Cost of the accommodation: 110-280 GBP/week

Cost of living: 6000 – 7000 GBPweek


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