PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND FEES
The BSc Genetics program offered in collaboration between Essex University and Kings Cornerstone International College provides a comprehensive four-year study plan that equips students with a strong foundation in genetics. The first two years, spent at Kings Cornerstone International College, focus on acquiring a Pearson level 5 qualification in Applied Science (Biology), preparing students for the specialized curriculum at Essex University. This collaborative approach ensures that students are well-prepared for the rigorous academic challenges of the genetics program at Essex University.
Studying Genetics opens up a world of career opportunities, with graduates being in high demand across various sectors. Genetics professionals can pursue careers in research, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and more. In the UK, numerous companies actively seek Genetics graduates for their expertise. Some of the prominent organizations include AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Illumina, Genentech, Novartis, Pfizer, CRISPR Therapeutics, Biogen, and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Starting salaries for Genetics graduates in the UK can vary depending on the specific role and location, but they generally range from £25,000 to £35,000 per annum, with the potential for substantial increases as one gains experience and expertise in the field. This degree program not only offers a solid educational foundation but also the potential for a rewarding and financially satisfying career in the field of Genetics.