Biological Sciences (Genetics and Genomics)

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years, 4 years sandwich

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


Genetics and genomics is developing so rapidly that the printing of organs could make organ donation obsolete. Our Biological Sciences (Genetics and Genomics) degree blends molecular, genetic, genomic and broader biological studies.

You will have the flexibility to tailor the course to suit you. You can choose modules within the course to focus on animals, humans or cells. On this course you will:

  • work with data from molecular lab techniques
  • handle and analyse genomes
  • develop the skills bioscientists need for this new era of genomics and big data.

We have a reputation for outstanding research work.  The Oxford area is an important centre for the bioscience industry. We have world class research centres like the Nuffield and Churchill hospitals on our doorstep.  So you can improve your employability with active engagement in the local bioscience sector. And we are home to the Oxford Brookes Student Bioinnovation Hub, an initiative to enhance engagement with the Life Sciences industry.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology).

If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.