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Course summary

If you are fascinated by the way in which the mind can affect the functioning of the body, this degree places you at the interface between human biosciences and psychology, exploring its impact on human health. On the course, you focus on interactions at a molecular level and the effect they can have on mind and behaviour. This involves understanding how the human body, nervous system and brain function in health and disease, and the ways in which they can malfunction. You start the course with introductions to psychology, anatomy and physiology as well as the biosciences – including biochemistry and microbiology – which can be linked to mind and consciousness. Later you explore areas such as immunology, pharmacology, nutrition, and biological and cognitive psychology. As this course is jointly delivered by our Psychology and Life Sciences academics, it is accredited by the Biomedical Science and British Psychological Society. In addition, through the Life Sciences Liaison Board, we have strong links to external stakeholders in industry and practice sectors. At Bedfordshire we are proactively working to create opportunities for placements and external visits so you get the best opportunities to engage with industry. A number of recent graduates are currently employed in diverse sectors including healthcare, pharmaceutical, research, science and education, whilst others have received funding to pursue PhDs in medicine. We are continuing to invest in our laboratory environments and on top of £830,000 development we have invested £40million pounds into our new STEM building. Why choose this course?

  • Learn the techniques and practical laboratory skills essential for the study of biosciences and psychology
  • Work at the cutting edge of the disciplines you study, with an academic team actively involved in research and feeding the latest advances into your learning
  • Develop your understanding and ability to discuss the ethical issues surrounding this complex area
  • Benefit from learning a range of key analytical and organisational skills, relevant to a wide range of career choices
Foundation year A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course. Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification. With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire. The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Foundations to Psychology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition, Brain and Behaviour
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Endocrinology
  • Skills in Science
  • Applications of Immunology
  • Biology with Psychology Research Project
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Immunology and Clinical Nutrition
  • Neurophysiology
  • Psychology of Language and Vision
  • Toxicology
Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/undergraduate/next-year/biology-with-psychology/


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C55F
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Biology with Psychology (with Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS