University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medical Biology

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Course summary

The search for new ways to diagnose and treat diseases is one of the most challenging and exciting areas of science. On our Medical Biology BSc(Hons) degree course, you’ll have the chance to explore cellular biology and molecular genetics and lay down the foundations for a fulfilling career in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or other healthcare specialism. If you want to make your mark on medical research and set yourself up to be part of the teams that could be making dramatic breakthroughs in the coming decades, studying with us could give you just the edge you need to succeed.

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • In the early stages of the degree, you’ll study alongside our other biological sciences students on certain modules, building up your knowledge to enable you to investigate advanced topics further down the line – topics such as molecular genetics, immunology and cancer.
  • Through lectures, seminars and specialised lab sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from our expert staff with doctoral-level expertise in their subjects and experience across the biological sciences.
  • In your third year, you’ll get the chance to step out of the classroom and into the real world on an optional placement year working for an organisation related to your areas of interest. This is when you’ll really be able to see your knowledge in action, pick up invaluable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation.
  • As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.
Professional links and accreditation: This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (https://www.rsb.org.uk/education/accreditation). This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society (https://www.biochemistry.org/membership/undergraduate-membership/) and The Physiological Society (UK) (https://www.physoc.org/undergraduate-membership). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership (https://www.rsb.org.uk/membership/individual-membership/membership-benefits), this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Molecular and Cellular Biology Biochemistry 1 Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology Physiology 1: Structure and Function The World of Microbes Research Skills Year 2 Core modules: Molecular Biology Physiology 2: Control and Integration Molecular Aspects of Drug Action Research Skills 2 Genomes and Evolution Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Cell Biology Biochemistry 2 Epidemiology and Public Health Pharmaceutics and Formulation Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics Year 3 - optional placement year Supervised Work Experience Final year Core modules: Research Project Immunology and Infection Advanced Physiology Cancer Biology Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Applied Molecular Genetics Biochemistry 3 Genomics Medical Genetics Innovations of Drug Design and Development

Assessment method

Assessment will include written exams, multiple choice questions, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and assessment of laboratory skills. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

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90%
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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 £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Medical Biology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS