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Explore cellular biology and molecular genetics and lay down the foundations for a fulfilling career in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or other healthcare specialism on our Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) degree. The search for new ways to diagnose and treat diseases is one of the most challenging and exciting areas of science. Studying with us could be your first step to becoming part of the teams that could be making dramatic breakthroughs in the coming decades.
- This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology (https://www.rsb.org.uk/education/accreditation).
- So if you’d like to study on a course with a supported research placement in the third year and an independent seal of approval, then the Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) could be a great choice for you.
- In the early stages of this course, you’ll study alongside other biological sciences students on certain modules, building up your knowledge to enable you to investigate advanced topics further down the line such as molecular genetics, immunology and cancer.
- Through lectures, seminars and specialised lab sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from our expert staff who all have doctoral-level expertise in their subjects and experience across the biological sciences.
- During your research placement in the third year, you’ll really be able to put your knowledge to the test, pick up invaluable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation.
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: Molecular Biology Physiology 2: Control and Integration Molecular Aspects of Drug Action Research Skills 2 Genomes and Evolution Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Cell Biology Biochemistry 2 Epidemiology and Public Health Year 3 - Research Placement Year Supervised Research Experience Final year Core modules: Research Project Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases Advanced Physiology Immunology and Infection Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Applied Molecular Genetics Biochemistry 3 Genomics Medical Genetics
Assessment will include written exams, multiple choice questions, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and assessment of laboratory skills. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Society of Biology
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||including a minimum grade B in Chemistry and one other Science subject. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.|
In addition you must have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree/ If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://hud.ac/di8 More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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