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Course summary

Overview Why study BSc Biology at Middlesex University? Biology encompasses and unites concepts, techniques and data from many allied sciences to provide a broader understanding of Life’s processes and interactions. The programme at Middlesex University is unique in combining a range of modules that cover a broad spectrum of biology but also integrates an emphasis on skills and experience acquisition that provides you with a valuable and marketable skill set. It is a programme for self-motivated students with a strong scientific interest who wish to develop their knowledge and practical skills in biology. Course highlights Access to a wide range up-to-date research and analysis facilities Opportunities to join research expeditions in areas of outstanding conservation importance and evolutionary interest Develop your own final year research project with research-active academics as well as other opportunities to contribute to research team activities via volunteering schemes where available Students acquire an increasing personal library of free electronic textbooks as their programme proceeds Field trips in the UK and overseas


Year 1 - Compulsory Biological Techniques (30 credits) Biological Systems and Processes (30 credits) Genetics (15 credits) Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits) Cell Biology (15 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) Year 2 - Optional Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) Environmental Monitoring (15 credits) Biodiversity and Ecosystems (15 credits) Molecular Biology (15 credits) Phylogenetic Aspects of the Tree of Life (15 credits) Applied Microbiology (15 credits) Year 3 - Optional Gene Technology (15 credits) Biochemistry (15 credits) Dissertation (30 credits) Work Experience (30 credits) Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) Urban Environment (15 credits) Biodiversity and Planets (15 credits) Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) Evolution (15 credits) Bioinformatics (15 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
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