Bio-Sciences with Foundation and Placement at University of West London - UCAS

Course summary

Biological sciences are the study of life and our wide-ranging BSc (Hons) Bio-Sciences degree will provide a broad scientific foundation in biomedical science before having the option to choose your own pathway as the course progresses. Covering subject areas in the field of biology, including molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, developmental biology, biochemistry, genetics, and more, you will develop the skills and knowledge to open up a multitude of potential career paths. Throughout the course, you will benefit from: • being part of a learning community that conducts cutting edge research into areas such as cancer, genomics, microbiology, food safety, ageing and memory, and translation medicine • access to brand-new facilities that include equipment used in modern pharmaceutical, nutritional and clinical laboratories • option of a placement year to develop your employability and career prospects • final year research project - allows you to focus your studies on your specific interests and career goals. The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course. With a wide array of optional modules to select from, you can tailor your degree to match your interests, enabling you to best achieve your goals and start out on a rewarding career. Year One: In the first year, you will study a general curriculum that will provide a broad scientific foundation in biomedical science. This covers topics such as molecules and cells, fundamentals of evolution through to genetics and disease, and molecular biology. Year Two: For the second year, you will have the option to choose a pathway from pharmacology, biological sciences, ecology and conservation or animal behaviour, human biology, bioinformatics or biomedical informatics. Regardless of your chosen pathway, practical laboratory skills will form an integral part of your studies. Year Three: The final year research project provides an excellent opportunity for you to tailor your research to your own interests, through either laboratory-based or literature-based learning, depending on your chosen pathway. Throughout the course, you will be taught by a community of diverse, expert researchers from different disciplines whose contribution to research will inform the teaching. On completion of the degree, you will have gained key skills in experimental design, data analysis and presentation, helping to prepare you for your chosen career pathway.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Must include a science subject at level 3. GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, plus 2 further sciences.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16250 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 .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Bio-Sciences with Foundation and Placement at University of West London - UCAS