Genetics is fundamental to all areas of biological study, as genes carry the information which largely determines what we are and how we function in the environment.
The BSc Genetics will teach you to understand how genes work in individuals and populations. There is a particular emphasis on molecular genetics but the course covers a wide range of topics such as classical medical genetics, evolutionary and population genetics, animal breeding and genetic manipulation of animal and plant genomes, etc.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
48 Months Full-time (4 Years)
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
There are some options for undergraduate experience abroad through the ERASMUS programme.
Application Closing Date
Open for applications
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Multidisciplinary course team.
- Small classes.
- 3-month lab project.
- Versatile and multi-skilled graduates.
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
- Leaving Certificate:
At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H4 in one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects.
Lab Science: H4 in Biology
- A-Levels: B B C
- IB: 31
Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing email@example.com.
UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.
IELTS: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture). 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5.
TOELF: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture).
- TOEFL 80: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17
Pearson PTE Academic: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture). 59 Minimum individual sections 5
Special Entry Requirements
H4 in Biology (meets the Laboratory Science requirement). Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HC2 in Biology (meets the Laboratory Science requirement).
The following companies have recently recruited students from the course:
• Advertising Standards Authority
• Anulab CUM
• Biosciences Institute
• Clonakilty Community Hospital
• Education and Research Center
• Eirx Therapeutics
• Human Genetics Division, University of Southampton
• Kerry Ingredients
• Lavanagh Centre
• NASA Space Station