¿Qué aprenderé?

Human Genetics is the study of genes – or heredity – in humans. It also examines the effects of these genes on both individuals and societies. It has developed rapidly in the last decade as new technology has made it possible to study genes in much greater detail. Examples of remarkable advances in knowledge include:

  • The discovery of the molecular basis of many inherited disorders
  • The development of genetic and stem-cell-based therapies for inherited disorders
  • The ability to trace the evolution of mankind
  • The application of DNA finger-printing to forensic science

Human Genetics: The course for you?

If you are interested in understanding how genetics is central to controlling every cell and its functions including the 10-100 trillion cells in the human body, to directing intricate programmes of development and to causing many different disorders when perturbed, this is the right course for you. If you want to understand how genetic information is driving the development of novel therapies, is enabling the individualisation of medicines targeted towards patients’ needs, is revealing our ancestries and how it underpins evolutionary biology, this is the degree for you.

Human Genetics @ Trinity

Human Genetics is run by the Department of Genetics, which is part of the School of Genetics and Microbiology and is located in the Smurfit Institute of Genetics with state-of-the-art research facilities. There are 15 members of faculty and a number of academic associates, working in a wide range of areas of Human Genetics covering everything from medical genetics, gene-based medicines, pharmacogenomics, stem cells to evolutionary genetics, amongst other areas. The Department of Genetics has an international reputation for high-quality research and more than 50 years of experience in teaching Genetics and Human Genetics to undergraduate students. The teaching of the Department is research-driven; undergraduates are taught by research-active scientists with excellent track records in their chosen fields.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Many Human Genetics graduates go on to higher degrees (M.Sc. and/or Ph.D.) and take up careers in research in either academia or industry. Opportunities exist in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organisations, medical or clinical diagnostic laboratories, forensics, public health and epidemiology programmes, and in teaching. Genetic counselling is a rapidly expanding field that might also interest you. Other graduates have gone into careers such as medicine, patent law or science journalism. Even if you choose a career not directly related to the scientific subject, the skills of critical thinking and problem solving provided by the Human Genetics degree will put you in high demand.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
€26.985,00 (US$ 31.875) por año
EU Student Contribution: €3,000, EU fee in total: €7,332; Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado June 2022

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Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2021, Febrero 2022

Lugar

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green,

Dublin 2,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students must have completed high school; Minimum Entry Requirements: Three subjects at Grade 5 at Higher Level and Three subjects at Grade 4 at Standard Level. Students must present English, Mathematics and a language other than English as well as any course specific requirements. TOEFL: Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21). University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), First Certificate Grade A (CEFR Level C1); IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59). IB points: 28 - 40

Para estudiantes internacionales

Entry to Trinity College Dublin’s undergraduate programmes is highly competitive. International applicants must have completed a high school qualification equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. General matriculation requirements include pass grades in English, mathematics and a language other than English. Additional requirements may apply for some courses.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL: Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21).
  • University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English i.e. Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), First Certificate
  • Grade A (CEFR Level C1); IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59).

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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