Our 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. The biotechnology sector is developing rapidly, offering you many exciting career opportunities, especially within biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. Our course encompasses the study of the genetics, biochemistry and the molecular biology of organisms. You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of our excellent industry links, interacting with biotech companies, and develop practical and employment-relevant skills in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You’ll learn how to apply a theoretical scientific knowledge base to real-world problems that are crucial to our sustainable future. This will involve in-depth study of topics such as protein structure and function, enzymology, metabolism, molecular biological techniques as well as plant, animal and human genetics. You'll have the opportunity to get involved in current research being undertaken in a variety of core topics specifically relevant to animal biology, physiology and ecology. In addition to lectures, seminars, and workshops, you will complete intensive practical weeks to accelerate your skills development. Top reasons to study with us
- You’ll be taught by a dynamic team of research-active staff who are committed to providing a rich learning environment that is stimulating and fun.
- Our Life Science Industry Liaison Lab is located at Discovery Park, which is a thriving part of the South East’s life science community. Here you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists involved in research and development.
- 100% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in the subject area of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry. National Student Survey 2022
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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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