Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biological Science

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Course summary

Our versatile Biological Science degree will help you understand and examine the living world around you. There has never been a better time to position yourself as a bioscientist by studying on our biological science degree. Recent breakthroughs have given biologists insights and tools for the investigation of pressing questions like never before. Whatever area of the biological sciences you are interested in, be it genetics and genomics, medicines development or ecological interactions and sustainability - this degree has the scope and flexibility to support your development. All graduates need to complete at least a short term work placement during their degree, giving you skills and experience for your chosen career. This degree can be completed in a number of different ways, you can either study biological science as a broad degree, or branch off into one of our specialist pathways during your degree (Ecology & environmental management; Genomics; Pharmacology; Pre-med). If you would like to study for an advanced qualification, we offer the integrated Masters MSci course over four years. We also offer a 3yr Full Time course and a 4yr Full Time (with a placement year). In addition, if you do not meet our direct entry requirements for degree level study, then a BSc (Hons) with a Foundation Year is available. Course content You have the first year of your degree (full-time) to decide whether your interest lies in a particular field, or whether the broad knowledge of the subject will better benefit your future career. If you do have a more specialist interest, this course also has designated learning pathways in your second and third years to allow you to focus on areas including Ecology and Environmental Management, Genomics, Pharmacology, and Pre-Med. The best thing about our learning pathways is that you can wait until second year to decide if you wish to specialise. Whichever route you take through your biological science degree, upon completion, you will be ideally placed for graduate employment or postgraduate study. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSci Biological Science. Should you successfully complete your study via one of the learning pathways, then we will issue one of the following awards in line with your chosen pathway: MSci Biological Science (Genomics) MSci Biological Science (Ecology and Environmental Management) MSci Biological Science (Pre-Med) MSci Biological Science (Pharmacology)

Course details


Modules Year 1 Practical Skills for Life Scientists Developing Research and Professional Identity Molecular and Cellular Biology Genetics and Diversity Disease, Health and Environment Year 2 Applied Scientific Practice Global Issues and Professional Development Adaptation and Survival Option 1 Option 2 Year 2 Options: Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (Compulsory module for Genomics) Ecology and Environmental Management (Compulsory module for Ecology and Environmental pathway) Pharmacology and Medicinal Plants (Compulsory module for Pharmacology pathway) Animal Behaviour (Compulsory module for Ecology and Environmental pathway) Medical Sciences (Compulsory module for Pre-Med pathway) Interventions and Disease Management (20 Credits) Year 3 Research Project Current Advances and Bioethics Option Option Option Year 3 Options: International Experience Genomics and Bioinformatics (Compulsory module for Genomics pathway) Molecular Pharmacology (Compulsory module for Pharmacology pathway) Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology Microbial Genomes and Pathogenesis (Compulsory module for Genomics pathway) Diagnostic Pathology Integrated Biology of Disease (Compulsory module for Pre-Med pathway) Managing the Natural World (Compulsory module for Ecology and Environmental pathway) Conservation Biology (Compulsory module for Ecology and Environmental pathway) Medical Immunology and Immunotherapy (Compulsory module for Pharmacology pathway) Cancer Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Compulsory module for Pre-Med pathway) Year 4 (MSci) Advanced Research Methods and Biological Techniques Specialist Topics in Life Sciences MSci Life Sciences Placement Biological Research Assistantship

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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 £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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Biological Science at Staffordshire University - UCAS