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College of Health Sciences

BSc in Molecular and Medical Genetics

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 131 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Fall
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi


Molecular and Medical Genetics is the field of biology that studies the genetic basis of disease, with the intention of developing improved diagnostics to prevent or treat genetic disorders. ADU's Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Medical Genetics, accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), combines academic and supervised practice experience to prepare you for roles as clinical geneticists or research technologists. The program will equip you with the knowledge and technical skills in molecular biology and human genetics needed to succeed in the medical genetics field. The four-year program includes intensive laboratory practical training within the university and two integrated supervised placements with affiliated organizations in the UAE, including VPS Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), and regional medical centers.

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

The BSc in Molecular and Medical Genetics offers you the opportunity to receive training in a discipline growing in demand in today's society. You will acquire the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in both the public and private sectors and develop yourself professionally in both applied and clinical research in genomics, biomedicine, biotechnology, or pharmaceuticals. You will be equipped to work in universities, hospitals, government departments, research institutes, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry. Roles include:

  • Molecular genetics technologist
  • Molecular laboratory technologist
  • Clinical laboratory technician
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Cytogeneticist
  • Academic researcher
  • Biotechnologist
  • Embryologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Immunogeneticist
  • Medical sales representative
  • Physician assistant
  • Health ministry officer

You will be able to address issues relating to the application of experimental analysis to solving problems in genetics, follow a career involving genomics and clinical genetics, as well as be prepared for advanced study with an MSc in Molecular and Precision Medicine, which will be offered soon at Abu Dhabi University.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools - General Track
Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics
Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
27 credit hours
Degree Requirements
44 credit hours
Major Requirements
48 credit hours
Major Research, Placements and Electives
12 credit hours