Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Biology is the key science of the Third Millennium. It encompasses and unites concepts, techniques and data from many allied sciences to provide a broader understanding of Life’s processes and interactions. Why study MSci Biology at Middlesex University? This programme is unique in the emphasis it places upon work experience and acquisition of valuable, marketable skill sets. Students can undertake a placement year, usually between years 2 and 3, or select a work-based experience module in their final year. You can undertake fieldwork training in Mauritius with some of the world’s leading conservation organisations and join expeditions to other important conservation areas. It is a programme for self-motivated students with a strong scientific interest who wish to develop their knowledge and practical skills in biology. Course highlights

  • Potential to gain work experience via a one year or module-based placement.
  • Access to a wide range up-to-date research and analysis facilities.
  • Opportunities to join research expeditions in areas of outstanding conservation importance and evolutionary interest.
  • Develop your own final year research project with research-active academics as well as other opportunities to contribute to research team activities via volunteering schemes.
  • Students acquire an increasing personal library of free electronic textbooks as their programme proceeds.
  • First year field trip, currently to Norfolk, to gain valuable field skills.

Course details


Year 1 Biological Techniques (30 credits) - Compulsory Cell Biology (15 credits) - Compulsory Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits) - Compulsory Genetics (15 credits) - Compulsory Biological Systems and Processes (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory Phylogenetic aspects of the Tree of Life (15 credits) - Compulsory Applied Microbiology (15 credits) - Optional Diseases, its Origin, Evolution and Diagnosis (15 credits) - Optional Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) - Optional Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Optional Biochemistry (15 credits) - Optional Biodiversity and Ecosystems (15 credits) - Optional Environmental Monitoring (15 credits) - Optional Sandwich Year (Optional) Placement Year Year 3 Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory Gene Technology (15 credits) - Optional Bioinformatics (15 credits) - Optional Evolution (15 credits) - Optional Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) - Optional Biodiversity and Planets (15 credits) - Optional Urban Environment (15 credits) - Optional Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) - Optional Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) - Optional Work Experience (30 credits) - Optional Year 4 Research Project (120 credits) - Compulsory

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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Biology at Middlesex University - UCAS