The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. Animal welfare laws in Britain have meant that there is now more control and regulation of all animal-based enterprises. This has resulted in a greater need for a scientific approach to animal management and welfare across all businesses that work with animals. You’ll develop the skills to collect and analyse scientific data independently as you research topics of your own choice, often with specific employment goals in mind. You'll explore animal biochemistry, physiology and welfare in depth, investigate the diversity of life, animal pests and diseases, such as cancer, and study animal reproduction and development in detail. In addition to lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll complete intensive practical weeks to accelerate your knowledge, and create a CV that will evidence your experience to employers. Top reasons to study with us
- You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with specialist research-based companies, through the University’s Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab at Discovery Park.
- 100% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in the subject area of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry. National Student Survey 2022
- You’ll have access to specialist laboratories in our multi-million-pound Verena Holmes building.
- As part of your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a residential field trip studying animal behaviour.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.