Biological Sciences at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS

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.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Maths and Data Analytics for Biological Sciences (15 credits) Fundamentals of Cell Biology (15 credits) Genetics and Evolution (15 credits) Principles for Biological Sciences (30 credits) Introduction to Microbiology (15 credits) Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits) Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) The Bioscience Work Sector (15 credits) Genetics and Bioinformatics (15 credits) Practice in Pathology (15 credits) Laboratory Techniques for Biological Sciences (30 credits) Principles of Immunology (15 credits) Research Methods (15 credits) Work Placements and Learning (15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Molecular Biology of Cells (15 credits) Special Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology (15 credits) Advanced Immunology and Pathology (15 credits) Special Topics for Biological Scientists (15 credits) Medical Genetics (15 credits) Current Developments in Biological Sciences (15 credits)

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 40% Coursework 60% Exams YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 30% Coursework 60% Exams 10% Placement YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 40% Coursework 60% Exams Your final degree classification will be based on the average marks across all modules at Level 6 and Level 5 at a ratio of 2:1 respectively

How to apply

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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

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Biological Sciences at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS