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Course summary

Why Choose Kingston

  • This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). Once you graduate, you'll receive one year's free membership, helping you to network and keep you up to date with developments in life sciences.
  • There are three different pathways to choose from: Human Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, and Medical Biology.
  • You can choose to take a four-year sandwich degree, with a year's overseas study or an industrial placement to give you a career head start.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About the Course Biological sciences form the basis of many new areas of science and technology. They are the foundation of our understanding of a diverse range of subjects – from evolution, genetics and diversity to medicine, drug and human development. On this course, you can choose to study human, medical or genetics and molecular biology. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills you need to boost your employability, helping you stand out when seeking work. Practical studies will include a laboratory and/or field-based project, a data project or a systematic review. This might take place in a laboratory or an organisation outside the University. Human Biology pathway Are you fascinated by the human body and how it responds to exercise and disease? By choosing this pathway, you’ll study human biology through molecular biology and physiology and gain insights into global health. Example Human Biology modules:
  • Health and Exercise Physiology
  • Drugs, Brain and Behaviour
  • Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology
Genetics and Molecular Biology pathway Genomic technology offers an unparalleled understanding of life on earth. This pathway reflects the latest developments in genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and evolutionary biology. Example Genetics and Molecular Biology modules:
  • Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology
  • Proteins and Metabolism
  • Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
Medical Biology pathway Do you want to study at the forefront of developments in medicine, treatment, understanding disease, and improving public health? This pathway examines molecular biology, infectious disease biology, epidemiology and immunology, and cancer biology. Example Medical Biology modules
  • Pathobiology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology


Example modules – Research Methods and Concepts in Evolutionary Biology – Proteins and Metabolism – Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, small group workshops and practical classes. Assessment methods: for most modules, end-of-module exams contribute 50 to 60 per cent towards the overall mark. Coursework methods include practical classes, essays, group exercises, poster presentations and reports. In the Year 3 project, you can produce either a laboratory and/or field-based project, or a library-based dissertation. You may be able to undertake the project in a laboratory or organisation outside the University.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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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

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Biological Sciences with Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS