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Bachelor of Biological Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Biological Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Biological Science (Hons)

  • ID:UH440030
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£15.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£15.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English, 4/C in Mathematics and 4/C in Science.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Biology is the scientific study of living organisms and deals with every aspect of life. During the course you’ll examine the physiology of the human body and how it’s affected by disease and drugs. You’ll study the structure, biochemistry and mechanics of the cell, as well as evolutionary processes and genetics, both in mammals and microorganisms. As you progress, you’ll choose from a wide range of modules including blood sciences, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology and drug discovery. You’ll also have the chance to study abroad or take a year’s work placement, either of which will boost your employability. Ultimately, you’ll gain the technical, analytical and practical skills needed to investigate biological phenomena in microorganisms, plants, humans and animals. This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

  • Our programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
  • Feel supported with flexibility in learning across our Bioscience curriculum
  • Experience research-informed teaching in our state-of -the-art Science Building, and extensive placement opportunities

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Human Physiology with Pharmacology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Practical and Transferable Skills, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Core Biochemistry, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cell and Microbiology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Chemistry for Biologists, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Molecular Structure and Reactivity, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Bioscience Research Methods, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Principles of Immunology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Genes and Genomes, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cell and Molecular Biology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Bioscience Work Experience, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Microbiology of Disease, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cytology and Histopathology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Blood Sciences, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Biology of Disease, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Pharmacology, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Biochemistry, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Biochemistry for Pharmacology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Chemistry and Analytical Science, 30 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Clinical Microbiology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Year Abroad: Bioscience, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Sandwich Placement; Bioscience, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Applied and Integrated Pharmacological Science, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Neurobiology and Disease, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Translation of Science into Medicine, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Molecular Medicine, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cell Differentiation and Development, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Applied and Integrated Molecular Science, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Applied and Integrated Biomedical Science, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Therapeutic Pharmacology, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Advanced Biochemistry, 30 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our Biosciences graduates are highly sought after by employers in the industry due to the reputation of our teaching, the vocational element to our degrees and the fact that many of our students already have a year's work experience when they graduate which they gain in the sandwich year. Graduates can find employment in the pharmaceutical, food and drink, agrochemical and biotechnology industries as well as in industrial, academic and charity funded research. Some graduates also go on to work in health care and environment agencies. First salaries range from £12,000 to £22,000 pa.

Typical job titles of recent graduates:

  • Trainee Biomedical Scientist,,
  • Clinical Trials Associate,
  • Drug Safety Coordinator,
  • Medical Representative,
  • Lab Scientist,
  • Microbiologist,
  • Research Assistant,
  • Tissue Culture Technologist,
  • Donor Transplant Assistant.

Typical employers of recent graduates:

  • Pfizer,
  • Denfleet Pharma Ltd,
  • Health Protection Agency,
  • GlaxoSmithKline,
  • AstraZeneca,
  • NHS Trusts
  • Lark Technology.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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