University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biological Science with Professional Practice Year

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Course summary

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

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Skills in Biological Science
  • Animals and Plants in Crime
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • 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
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C108
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Other

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on thee 2022 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Biological Science with Professional Practice Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS