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Biological Sciences BSc(Hons)
Biological Sciences BSc(Hons)

Biological Sciences BSc(Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Course Information

Biological Sciences is a fascinating subject area and it’s related to our everyday existence. It studies life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution and taxonomy. From the growth and division of simple bacteria through to the evolution, development, growth and adaptation of complex multi-cellular organisms, and the emerging role of genomics in personalised medicine and biodiversity in a changing world.

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study core topics and consider contemporary issues in all major aspects of biology. Optional choices in each year of your course provide you with opportunities to specialise further in core areas of molecular cell biology, organismal biology, and ecology and environmental biology. Or alternatively, you can vary your choice of optional modules to keep your coverage of the biological sciences broad.
  • Your learning will be supported by doctoral-level academics with expertise or active research interests in diverse areas of biology and genetics, including cancer pharmacology, ancient and modern patterns of human migration, environmental and evolutionary microbiology, novel antimicrobials, and the cell biology of human disease.
  • You’ll receive hands-on practical training in the laboratory using modern equipment, developing the skills and interests that help to prepare you for a research dissertation in the final year. As a further boost for your CV and employment prospects there’s also the opportunity of a placement year in industry or research in the third year of the course.
  • As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Research Skills
  •  Dynamic Living Systems
  •  Molecular and Cellular Biology
  •  Physiology 1: Structure and Function

Option modules:

Choose one module from each list (Pool A and Pool B), which may include-

Pool A

  •  Biochemistry 1
  •  Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology

Pool B

  •  The World of Microbes
  •  Global Earth Cycles

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Research Skills 2
  •  Molecular Biology
  •  Genomes and Evolution
  •  Physiology 2: Control and Integration
  •  Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Cell Biology
  •  Anthropocene

Year 3 - optional placement year
 Supervised Work Experience

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Research Project
  •  Genomics

Option modules:

Choose three from a list which may include-

  •  Immunology and Infection
  •  Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
  •  Applied Molecular Genetics
  •  Medical Genetics
  •  Advanced Physiology
  •  Conservation Science
  •  Principles and Practices in Geography
  •  Principles and Practices in Life Sciences
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates from our Biological Sciences courses can consider a wide range of career options in areas such as medical research, the NHS, molecular sciences, medical genetics, pharmaceuticals, developing scientific patents, medical sales or marketing, medical writing and teaching.

Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) is a new course and the first cohort of students graduated in 2021. Previous graduates from other Biological Sciences courses at Huddersfield have gone on to work in roles such as Clinical Bioinformatician at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Laboratory Technician at ALS, Microbiology Medical Laboratory Technician at IDEXX Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Sales Executive at Bartec Technologies.**

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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