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Students on this demanding Genetics course will gain an understanding of human evolution while being introduced to advanced concepts such as genetic engineering.

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Course Summary

During the course, students will explore DNA and proteins, and how these form the building blocks of the body. They will learn about genes and chromosomes, gaining an insight into how genetic mutations lead to certain medical conditions and syndromes.

They will also be introduced to genome sequencing and to some of the on-going research projects in the field of genetics, such as the 100,000 Genomes Project currently being run by the NHS.

Course Outcomes

What will you get out of the Genetics Summer Course?

Theoretical learning will be supported by practical exercises that help to hone students’ scientific research skills, standing them in good stead for a wide range of scientific degrees and careers. They will also develop transferable skills that can be applied to any future degree or career, such as strong communication, teamwork and analytical skills. Those wishing to pursue genetics and related subjects at university will be able to quiz our expert teachers on all aspects of university preparation and applications, as well as possible careers in this fascinating field.

This course will be of interest to students studying biology, chemistry or human biology at A-level, and to those intending to study biological sciences, medicine or a medicine-related degree at university. The course provides useful knowledge and practical experience that students will be able to discuss in university and job applications, and students’ attendance on the course will also help them to demonstrate their proactivity in exploring areas of interest to them.


Students are not expected to have prior knowledge of genetics to take part on this course, but some knowledge of biological sciences is assumed.


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  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
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  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
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  • Ages Ages: 16-18
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  • Bathroom Type Single
  • Year Built Founded in 1962

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