University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Biological Laboratory Sciences

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Course summary

This diverse course explores all aspects of biological life, from genes and cells to populations and ecosystems, and will prepare you for laboratory roles or further study on a research career pathway. Discover the biological principles that govern the world today. Within this programme you will explore the molecular basis of cell structure and biochemistry, human physiology and pathogenesis, and current ecological aspects that impact society. The course provides both the academic and practical skills needed for working within the industry; including cloning, PCR, forensic analysis of substances and immunological essays. You will also undertake nutritional, chemical and microbiological analysis of food, air, soil and water, as well as carrying out DNA and protein analysis and other molecular biology and microbiological techniques.

Modules

Full-time year 1: Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits) Core Chemistry (15 credits) Environmental Sciences (15 credits) Laboratory Skills and Data Analysis for Biosciences (30 credits) Microbiology (15 credits) Practical Cell Biology and Biochemistry (30 credits) Full-time year 2: Ecology and Ecosystems (30 credits) Human Health and Diseases (15 credits) Practical Cell Biology and Biotechnology (30 credits) Research Skills and Laboratory Project (30 credits) Work-based Learning (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is via a combination of practical assessments and coursework.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BLS1
Institution code:
W47
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1
Channel Islands £8900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8900 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Biological Laboratory Sciences at University Centre Weston - UCAS