Biotechnology and Genetics

During this course you will gain a clear understanding of Biotechnology and Genetics. You will explore the genetics of cancer and infectious diseases to help you to decide whether this is the subject for you.

What you need to know



For ages



Two weeks

Live sessions

10 hours

Learn Biotechnology and Genetics online

Connect with like-minded students from across the globe

Spend two weeks learning Biotechnology and Genetics from world-leading academics— and leave feeling confident. Through a program of self-paced learning and live classes, join an unforgettable learning experience.

Gain confidence to discuss your subject with world-class academics and admissions tutors

Experience university-style learning so that you are ready for your next step

Encounter fresh perspectives from your cohort of 6-9 international students

Get ready to make the right decisions about what subject to study at university

Your expert tutor


Ilkem S.

Biotechnology and Genetics

Ilkem has always been passionate about sharing her knowledge with students and has experience teaching international students of all ability levels. She has undertaken global research placements, including in the USA and Turkey. Ilkem is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Cambridge.

How the course works

You'll learn through a mixture of webinars, tutorials and self-paced study over the two weeks of the course:

  • Four modules of study. Work at your own pace through four modules available to you on our learning platform anytime, day or night.

  • Two live webinars. Take your new knowledge into your weekly live webinars and share ideas with classmates from around the globe, guided by your expert tutor.

  • Two live tutorials. Discuss your individual questions with your tutor and get answers straight from the experts, as you learn in the classic Oxford style.

  • Regular feedback. Complete frequent knowledge checks and receive instant feedback, plus receive personalised feedback on one longer assignment.

Find out when we are next running this course here, then choose 'enrol now' to sign up.

Looking to study more than one subject?

No problem! We offer bespoke packages that best suit your academic needs. For those interested in studying an academic online course in more than one subject, please get in touch with our admissions team to answer all of your questions.

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Biotechnology and Genetics Course Overview



Understand the intricacies of DNA

During the first module of the course you will work to develop a clear comprehension of all things DNA. Working alongside your peers and with your expert tutor you will gain an understanding of the biology of DNA, DNA technology and DNA sequencing.




Superbugs and infectious diseases

What are superbugs and how do they affect our health?

You will be introduced to key concepts of how superbugs emerge and the role played by Biotechnology and Genetics in our fight against these deadly organisms. You will look at a case study on COVID-19 during this module, analysing the key impacts of the virus.




Principles of bioinformatics

Bioinformatics: where code meets biology

You will develop a clear understanding of what bioinformatics is and how it relates to the real world. You will work with your classmates to explore how advances in the field of bioinformatics enabled the mapping of the entire human genome which revolutionised the field of molecular medicine.





New horizons for the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer

This topic will cover the key concepts of cancer biology and how genes play an important role in the inheritance of certain cancers like breast and ovarian cancer. You will get deep insights into how latest biotechnology tools are being developed to find a 'cure' for cancer.




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Ready to take the next step in your academic journey? Get in touch today to discuss your goals, interests, and options. Our team of experts will guide you towards the best path for your future success.

Questions you may have

Our Academic Online Courses cost £875 for a two-week course.

Our Academic Online Courses are suitable for students aged 13-24. We split students into groups according to age, ability and experience so though the age range for the courses is wide, students normally study with peers of a similar age.

When you purchase a Melio course or program we will give you access to our innovative learning platform so that you can work through the self-paced content whenever you want, and log in to join live webinars and tutorials. The platform is best accessed using a desktop or laptop computer.

When you sign up, we will provide information about the course timetable in advance so that you can attend the live sessions. The sessions are designed to take place in evenings in your time zone so that they fit with school and other commitments.

To access the course you just need a desktop or laptop computer with a reliable internet connection and a microphone and camera. You do not require any specific study materials during your course, other than making sure that you can take notes as you need, so you may want a notepad or to use Google Docs or the notes function on your phone or tablet.

No prior knowledge is required to take one of our Academic Online Courses, just a desire to learn! Some students in your class may have studied the subject previously but our courses are designed to provide an introduction to university style teaching and we assume that you have not already studied the subject at university. The courses take place in English so you should feel confident to read, write, listen and speak in English in order to take part. In your tutorials you will be able to ask your tutor any specific questions that you have.

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