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Course summary

Studying the molecular and cellular aspects of life is at the heart of our Biological Sciences degree. Understanding how cells respond to and influence their environment drives the most exciting discoveries in molecular and cellular biology. How do mutations cause inherited disorders and cancer? How do viruses replicate within cells? What is the molecular basis of antibiotic resistance? During your degree, you will be taught by world-leading researchers who are at the forefront of tackling global challenges such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, ageing, antibiotic resistance and emerging viruses. Biological Sciences is our most flexible and interdisciplinary degree, which enables you to build a broad knowledge base in your first year, with opportunities to tailor your studies and specialise in themes such as Molecular Medicine; Infection and Disease; or Genome Biology and Disease in subsequent years of the course. This 3 year BSc can also be converted into an integrated Masters (MBiol) with an optional additional year of specialist training, subject to suitable academic performance and availability. You would study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project. Course highlights:

  • Choose one of the following three themes to specialise in after your first year: molecular medicine, infection and disease or genome biology and disease.
  • A wide choice of research-led advanced topic lectures in your final year cover specialist topics in cell and molecular biology, exposing you to the latest techniques and cutting-edge research.
  • Weekly research-focused practical classes will provide extensive hands-on experience in the laboratory, with the option to experience working in a research lab in your final year.
  • Amass unique and vital experience through an exciting industrial placement or study abroad opportunity.
  • Development of a range of transferable skills such as data analysis, interpretation and critical appraisal which will equip you for a wide range of career options when you graduate.
  • Extensive wellbeing and employability support from dedicated Faculty teams.
  • Outstanding graduate employability amongst top employers, both within and beyond scientific research.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

Entry requirements

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