As the science of life and living organisms, there’s never been a more important time to study Biological Science. It touches almost every aspect of modern life, from developing drug and immune treatments to cloning and climate change. This course gives you a wide understanding and knowledge of this exciting specialist field. You begin with a foundation in microbiology, cellular chemistry and anatomy before progressing to biochemistry and biotechnology; human health and environment; the application of biology in industry; and the impact of human population growth on our environment. In your final year, you develop your knowledge of the biochemical and biological mechanisms related to health and disease, exploring areas such as pathopharmacology, immunology, and cell and molecular biology. The course also helps you evaluate and confidently discuss the ethical issues around biological developments like cloning and the Human Genome Project. In your final year, you undertake your own research project, under the guidance of the Biological Science team, all of whom are actively involved in research themselves. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?
- It’s a leading-edge course, exploring the impact of the latest advances in areas such as biotechnology and medicine
- You are taught in our state-of-the-art laboratories, within the University’s new, centrally placed STEM building
- Our Biological Science team has over 30 years’ experience and are involved in a range of research projects from environmental science and cancer treatment to biophysical analysis of proteins and drug interactions
- The course offers a broad-based training so you’ll graduate with key transferable skills like critical thinking, review writing, data interpretation and communication
- It opens up a variety of possible career paths, not only in science-related industries but in education, scientific sales and marketing, and technical media
Areas of study include:
- Cell Biology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Microbiology and Biochemistry
- Molecular Genetics
- Skills in Biological Science
- Animals and Plants in Crime
- Ecology and Evolution
- Environmental Change
- Food Microbiology
- Medical Physiology
- Skills in Science
- Applied Plant Science
- Biological Science Research Project
- Biology of Disease
- Biotechnology Innovations
- Cellular Biology
- Environmental Microbiology
- Molecular Biology
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required, Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.
Additional entry requirements
Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|