University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

FdSc Biological Sciences

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Course summary

You will develop a detailed understanding of key biological processes and principles, together with the technical and scientific skills to carry out investigations to interpret and report results. We will introduce you to the specific techniques and applications used in a broad range of sectors, including pathology, biomedicine, toxicology and forensics, as well as environmental settings such as pollution monitoring and control. During practical sessions you will learn how to select and apply various techniques to specific scientific requirements. We will also give you a thorough introduction to the biological science sector and how it operates through work-based learning. By the time you graduate you will have practical skills that allow you to design, plan, record and report on investigations; collect and analyse data in the lab or field; and understand how best to select, analyse, collate and report data. When you graduate you will be able to demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines within biological sciences and sound knowledge in related fields. You will be able to apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of biological sciences and appreciate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of this subject. When graduating you will also have the option to continue your studies to obtain a BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


Year 1 core modules: Bio-measurement Core Biology Foundations of Cell Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Human Anatomy and Physiology II Introduction to Biochemistry Understanding the Work Sector Microbiology. Year 2 core modules: Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology Metabolism and its Control Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences Principles of Genetics Principles of Pathology Preparation for Research Work based learning

Assessment method

You will be assessed via a variety of methods designed to embed transferable employability skills into the course. These methods will include: Written examinations Essays and portfolios of work Work produced from and as a consequence of practical classes Student presentations (oral) Poster presentations

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code72C8
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Required subjects: 2 A levels in related subjects (i.e. biology and preferably with chemistry in addition) or equivalent BTEC qualification. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Students who do not qualify by any of these routes are invited to contact us to discuss admission based on previous qualifications and experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
FdSc Biological Sciences at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS