University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biology

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Course summary

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**Four pathways are available: Biology (Biological Science), Biology (Animal Biology), Biology (Human Biology) and Biology (Biochemistry).** Biology is one of the most actively changing subjects in the sciences, with biologists seeking solutions to the many challenges that shape our world. You will engage with the subject at every level, from the molecular level, through whole organisms and beyond to their relationships with each other and the wider environment. Our BSc Biology degree has a strong practical emphasis, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in this fascinating field. We have new laboratories equipped with some of the latest technology. Our applied approach is designed to enhance your skills and expertise and boost your graduate employability. If you choose the Animal Biology pathway, you will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom and the natural world. You'll learn about the fundamentals of biology, from the functioning of a single cell right up to the processes that control reproduction and survival in complex organisms. Taking a broad approach to the subject is the strong feature of our Biological Science pathway. You will study all areas of Biology from DNA to physiology, from cells to ecosystems, from genetics to conservation. In this you will have the opportunity to undertake unique research opportunities in a field based on your area of interest. You’ll also get to explore the latest discoveries and their relationship with established biological principles. Following the Human Biology pathway provides you with insights into an age of unprecedented scientific discovery, with the mapping of the human genome and the potential of stem cell research revolutionising our understanding of how our bodies work. Opting to follow the Biochemistry pathway will enable you to explore the molecular machinery that lies at the heart of the cell and drives all living organisms. There is emphasis on human health, from the processes that cause cancer to the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Key features

  • Opportunity to explore a range of biological science topics and flexibility to focus on Animal Biology, Biological Science, Biochemistry or Human Biology.
  • Study in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Opportunity to undertake an optional international field trip on Biological Science and Animal Biology pathways (additional costs apply).
  • Links with local Wildlife Trusts and other environmental and conservations agencies, Sea Life Centres and Safari parks.
  • Volunteer as part of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Eco Campus initiative.
  • Excellent partnerships with many UK and international research institutions, including The Karolinska Institute - home of the Nobel Prize
  • New laboratories and extensive specialist equipment - an inspiring environment for you to develop your ideas
  • Accreditation with the Royal Society of Biology being sought

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C100
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
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