Bioscience is a broad and fascinating subject area covering plant and animal physiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, diseases, ecology genetics. This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the basic core skills and concepts while module options will enable you to specialise in areas that are of interest to you. A number of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year (Year 0). Whether you are a school-leaver or someone considering returning to study but don’t have the entry requirements for your chosen subject, a foundation year course may be just what you’re looking for. A foundation year is the first year of a four year programme which: •provides an introduction not only to study at University but also to your chosen subject •offers you a highly supportive environment where you can develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study. The foundation year will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and science-specific knowledge to provide a firm base on which to build your future studies. Bioscience is a broad and fascinating subject area covering plant and animal physiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, diseases, ecology and genetics. Studying bioscience will provide you with the skills in solving some of the biggest challenges faced by people and the planet including fighting diseases, protecting the environment and feeding a growing population. The course emphasises the development of practical and employment-relevant skills in our newly opened, state-of-the-art laboratories as well as in field settings. The teaching draws on the expertise and experience of our diverse and multi-disciplinary teaching team. This means you will be working with lecturers who have experience in integrating knowledge and applied skills across disciplinary boundaries. This is key to modern scientific discovery and will give you the transferrable skills to make you a flexible and attractive candidate for potential employers. The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in basic core skills and concepts while module options will enable you to specialise in areas that are of interest to you. Over three years you will develop the skills to collect and analyse scientific data independently as you research topics of your own choice, often with specific employment goals in mind. You will also have the opportunity to interact and even collaborate with range of employers in the field, including the Industry Liaison Lab at Discovery Park (in Sandwich), Biotech companies based at Discovery Park (for example Pfizer, Venomtech, Algaecytes), Howletts and Port Lympne Zoos, Wildwood and Wingham Wildlife Park, and the Fruit Advisory Services Team (FAST) at Brogdale. Due to into integrated and highly interdisciplinary nature, a degree in the Biosciences opens up a very broad range of career pathways for you that could include anything from the biotechnology sector to environmental management. Alternatively, you may also choose to continue to further study on a Masters course or a PhD.
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