University of Northampton has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The study of biological sciences is an exciting way to develop the powerful transferable skills and abilities that graduates need to compete and win on the world stage and to further realise their potential. We do this by providing you with the opportunity to explore a wide range of disciplines and perspectives within this vast and dynamic subject. Our programme of study is stimulating, well-structured and research-informed; covering the breadth of contemporary human bioscience. Our academic team members are actively researching at the cutting edge of their disciplines, and recognised by our students as enthusiastic, experienced, and excellent teachers. You will be able to work and grow in a friendly yet challenging environment with individual support for learning. Our academic and practical skill training ensures that you are well-prepared for employment and life beyond University. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
STAGE 1: • Biochemistry and Cell Biology (compulsory) • Introduction to Physiology (compulsory) • Introduction to Human Nutrition (compulsory) • Science Communication (compulsory) • Introduction to Microbiology (compulsory) • Genetics and Molecular Biology (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Pharmacology (compulsory) • Genes and Genomics (compulsory) • Bioscience Research Methods (compulsory) • Processes of Life: Biochemistry (compulsory) • Nutritional Perspectives of Health and Disease (designated) • Techniques in Molecular Biology (designated) • Health and Disease 2 (designated) • Work Placement for Life Sciences (designated) Optional Placement Year •Health and Life Science at Work STAGE 3: • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (designated) • Human Bioscience Dissertation (compulsory) • Pathogen Biology (designated) • Immunology and Health (designated) • Integrated Medical Genetics (designated) • Exercise and Sport Nutrition (designated) • Health, Risk and Environment (designated) Module information is quoted for 2018/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The course is assessed in a number of ways: • Practical Work • Essays • Examinations • Presentations
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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||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M3, M3|
Applicants are expected to have studied a natural science
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|