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Biotechnology and Genetics

Sharpen up at the cutting edge of science by immersing yourself in the theory and practice of molecular biology, genetic engineering and ethical research.
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How does Biotechnology and Genetics affect our everyday lives? Find out on our thought-provoking course. Study Biotechnology and Genetics with us and you’ll widen your skills and build your grasp on one of the most significant areas of science in the modern world.

Study solo and collaborate with some of the finest academic minds. You’ll trace research back through the ages to the present day to explore genetic engineering feats and what the future holds.

Teaching methodology

Learn the Oxford way with tutorial-style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

The experience

It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.

And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.


Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.


Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.


It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Stay in Cambridge

Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.

You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.

You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three-course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!


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Dr Bethan Manley

PhD Plant Genetics, University of Cambridge - Bethan has worked on the cloning of genes from a fungus into yeast to study gene function; using bioinformatics to study evolutionary selection in the human genome and circadian clock genetics in plants. For her PhD, Bethan identified a mutant in the crop plant maize, identified the function of the underlying gene and studied the genetic errors within this mutant. She is currently researching the molecular machinery required for RNA silencing in a species of fungus. She carries out a lot of next generation sequencing of the genomes of fungal organisms, as well as sequencing RNA molecules.

Robert Clarke

Robert specialises in Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Machine Learning and Bioinformatics. He has contributed to a a computer-aided drug design project, using virtual screening to develop 15 compounds for testing to be inhibitors for an enzyme named NAAA. Currently, Robert's working on developing compounds that could be dual inhibitors of the dopamine D3 receptor and PPR- alpha receptor. His aim is to combine various generative machine learning techniques to make these compounds.

Dr Saroj Velamakanni

PhD Molecular Pharmacology, University of Cambridge - After completing his PhD, Saroj stayed on in the Department of Pharmacology as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, researching the molecular mechanisms of drug transport by the human Breast Cancer Resistance protein alongside his teaching duties. Saroj is currently the Director of SKV Consultants ltd, a biotech start-up company. His eventual ambition is to develop a state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnostic test. He also continues to teach, striving to effectively engage with students from different backgrounds.

Zeynep Özturk

PhD Genetics, University of Cambridge - Zeynep's research is focussed on understanding how a particular cellular organelle contributes to motor neuron diseases like hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP). She uses the fly Drosophila Melanogaster as a model organism, using genome editing via CRISPR/cas9 and other traditional genetics methods in her research.

Dates & Prices

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)



9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)



16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)



23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)



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