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Biology (Molecular and Cellular) with Research Placement BSc(Hons)
Biology (Molecular and Cellular) with Research Placement BSc(Hons)

Biology (Molecular and Cellular) with Research Placement BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440030
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£750.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£750.00

* placement year fee

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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

From developing effective vaccines to bringing about advances in DNA forensics, molecular and cellular biology has been behind many modern scientific breakthroughs. If you have a passion for biology, an enquiring mind and you’re looking for an accredited course with an emphasis on providing experience in a research setting, then this could be the right choice for you.

  • This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • This course follows the same framework as our Biology (Molecular and Cellular) degree. Where it differs is you'll spend your third year work placement in a research setting.
  • You’ll be able to get a well-rounded introduction to biological sciences. Covering topics across biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, you’ll have the chance to build your understanding of the molecular explanations for life processes. As you progress, you’ll get to delve deeper into the subjects you’re interested in by choosing from a list of optional modules. It’s all designed to help you stand out from the crowd and boost your employability once you graduate.
  • You’ll be taught by academics with doctoral-level expertise in their subject areas through a combination of lectures, in-depth tutorials and sessions in our modern biological sciences labs. Here, you’ll have the chance to use scientific instrumentation and develop invaluable practical skills.
  • 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:

  •  Molecular and Cellular Biology
  •  Biochemistry 1
  •  Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology
  •  Physiology 1: Structure and Function
  •  The World of Microbes
  •  Research Skills

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Cell Biology
  •  Molecular Biology
  •  Genomes and Evolution
  •  Biochemistry 2
  •  Research Skills 2

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Molecular Aspects of Drug Action
  •  Pharmaceutics and Formulation
  •  Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics

Year 3 - research placement year
 Supervised Research Experience

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Research Project
  •  Applied Molecular Genetics
  •  Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
  •  Genomics

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Medical Genetics
  •  Immunology and Infection
  •  Biochemistry 3
  •  Advanced Physiology
  •  Innovations of Drug Design and Development
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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.

Previous graduates 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.**

*Between 80% and 95% of graduates from this subject area were in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK Domiciled).

**LinkedIn and University of Huddersfield

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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