Bioscience at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS

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Course summary

This degree course is for people looking to work in the science industry or wanting to pursue a career in teaching or lecturing. Similar to all higher level courses at UcWA, the degree is module based. It aims to support students to acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and to acquire and apply skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience. You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshop situations, classes, laboratory experimentation, work placements and fieldwork. Work placement experiences can either be with a student's existing employer or with an organisation participating in the programme. Other skills such as English, maths and IT are developed throughout the course, for example the Biomeasurement module develops maths and IT skills.


Year 1 Core Biology 1 Core Biology 2 Foundation of Cell Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Maths for Science General Microbiology Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Year 2 Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology Principles of Genetics Laboratory Techniques for Biomedical Science Research Skills Principles of Pathology Understanding the Work Sector Work-based Learning Year 3 DNA & Gene Manipulation Special Topics in Bioscience Special Topics in Cell & Molecular Biology Medical Genetics Current Advances in Biomedical Science Molecular Cell Biology Undergraduate Project

Assessment method

Students are introduced to a range of different forms of assessment and will be in accordance with the learning outcomes and will be both formative (e.g. computer based exercises, non-assessed presentations, class exercises etc) and summative (e.g. unseen and seen examinations, computer-based assessments, essays, practical/field reports, assessed seminar presentations, review and assessment of scientific papers, laboratory skills, project report, work placement report etc). Although employer input is crucial to the success of work-based learning they are not involved directly in the assessment process.

How to apply

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King's Lynn campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8745 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8745 Year 1
Scotland £8745 Year 1
Wales £8745 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The course fee is expected to rise with inflation each year (approximately 3%) but will not increase beyond the maximum amount that the government allows higher education institutions to charge undergraduate students. For more information, go to
Bioscience at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS