University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

Biological Sciences

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Course summary

You will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of key biological processes and principles, together with the technical and scientific skills you will need to acquire, interpret and analyse data in health or laboratory settings. We will introduce you to the specific techniques and applications used in a broad range of sectors, including pathology, biomedicine, toxicology and forensics, as well as environmental settings such as pollution monitoring and control. During practical sessions you will learn how to select and apply various techniques to specific scientific requirements. We will also give you a thorough introduction to the bioscience sector and how it operates through work-based learning. This will give you a strong set of work-based skills, including the ability to confidently select and apply various techniques to specific scientific requirements. You will also gain a good understanding of the Biological Science sector and how it operates. When you graduate you will be able to design, plan, safely conduct, record and report on investigations using primary or secondary data. You will be able to obtain, record, collate, evaluate and analyse data using appropriate techniques in the field and/or laboratory, working individually or in a team. You will also understand sample selection, along with how to record and analyse data. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


YEAR 1 CORE MODULES: Bio-measurement Core Biology Foundations of Cell Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Human Anatomy and Physiology II Introduction to Biochemistry Understanding the Work Sector Microbiology YEAR 2 CORE MODULES: Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology Metabolism and its Control Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences Principles of Genetics Principles of Pathology Preparation for Research Work based learning YEAR 3 CORE MODULES: Current Advances in Biomedical Sciences Medical Genetics Molecular Cell Biology Special Topics in Bioscience Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Project

Assessment method

You will be assessed via a variety of methods designed to embed transferable employability skills into the course. These methods will include: Written examinations Essays and portfolios of work Work produced from and as a consequence of practical classes Student presentations (oral) Poster presentations

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC467
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points Level 3 Qualifications: Full A-Level, BTEC or Access to HE in a related subject(s) i.e. biology/chemistry Level 2 Qualifications: GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biological Sciences at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS