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Course summary

Why study this course? Biology is the study of life. Taught in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, you'll learn that life processes result from a series of complex interactions at a molecular, cellular and whole organism level. You'll develop hands-on skills that employers look for, as well as a detailed understanding of everything from biological systems at molecular level to ecosystems. More about this course Biology is the study of life. All life processes are the result of a series of complex interactions at a molecular, cellular and whole organism level. Through this course, you’ll investigate these systems in all their fascinating detail, and develop your academic and practical skills, enabling you to interpret and analyse biological data and evaluate your own work. The Biological Science BSc (Hons) degree encompasses a broad scope of topics designed to interest the enquiring mind. During the first year you will acquire a solid foundation in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, chemistry, human anatomy and data analysis. You’ll begin to understand how macromolecules drive cellular processes and you’ll be introduced to essential data handling and laboratory skills. In the second year you’ll start to specialise, and will explore state-of-the-art research techniques such as gene cloning, amplification of DNA and microbiological techniques. Your third year will include a year-long research project on the topic of your choosing. You can choose to specialise or to follow a more varied pathway. Biological scientists play a key role in identifying diseases, monitoring treatment and conducting research into infectious diseases and other pathologies. You’ll graduate from this course ready to join the field, with a sound knowledge base and a high standard of cognitive, practical and transferable skills. What our students say “Years spent at university are not only about gaining knowledge, but also about developing yourself as an individual. That's why London Met is a great university to go to – it's so multicultural that you get immersed in different cultures right away, which makes you more aware and tolerant, and encourages you to see situations from other perspectives. The environment at London Met is very supportive when it comes to extracurricular activities; you're encouraged to take up volunteering or take part in the Science Society's activities."


Module details below are subject to change. Please see the university website course page for full module details. Example Year 1 modules include: Professional Studies (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits); General Chemistry (core, 15 credits); Cell Biology (core, 15 credits); Biochemistry (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits); General Microbiology (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Tissue Science 1 (core, 15 credits); Tissue Science 2 (core, 15 credits); Metabolism (core, 15 credits); Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits); Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits); Microbiology (core, 15 credits); Micronutrients for Health (option, 15 credits); Human Immunity (core, 15 credits); Parasitology (core, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Project (core, 30 credits); Toxicology (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Biotechnology (core, 15 credits); Systems Pathology (option, 15 credits); Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (core, 15 credits); Work Placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits); Infection Control (option, 15 credits); Energy Metabolism and Endocrinology (option, 15 credits); Biochemical Pathology (core, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through essays, group reports, poster presentations, seminar presentations, data analysis and interpretation exercises, and the production and maintenance of a personal profile and curriculum vitae.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4400 Module
International £4400 Module
Channel Islands £4400 Module
Republic of Ireland £4400 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Biological Science at London Metropolitan University - UCAS