Biological Science at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This course offers you a wide understanding of life, ranging from single-celled organisms to more complex systems found in plants, animals and humans. You explore their structure at molecular, cellular and organismal level. You gain advanced knowledge in the fields of microbiology; physiology; biochemistry; ecology; evolution; molecular and cellular biology; mechanisms of health and disease; and the application of biology in industry. The course also helps you evaluate and confidently discuss the ethical issues around biological developments such as cloning. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Contemporary STEM building with high-tech labs and bespoke study spaces, providing you with a vibrant and supportive learning environment.
  • Cell culture lab and specialised analytical science suite.
  • HPLC, FTIR and GC-MS machines alongside facilities for qPCR and protein purification, allowing you to carry out high-end biotech experiments.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Our Life Sciences Liaison Board works with industry professionals across the pharma-biotech, health and food sectors, including Glaxo Smith Kline, Life Science Group and GrowPura. Our collaboration within the sector help you establish links and gain valuable work experience.
Your Student Experience
  • Enjoy practical-oriented, real-world learning that prepares you for employment in your specialist field.
  • Get involved in field trips to industry leaders like Biogen, MSD Merck and the Centre for Alternative Technologies.
  • Benefit from industry masterclasses and visits from a range of experts including Rothamsted Research; Glaxo Smith Kline; MSD Merck; Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency; and UK Health Security Agency.
  • Make the most of our annual STEM Careers Expo, bringing together employers and students through presentations, workshops and networking sessions.
  • Take part in our Student Skills Lab scheme, where you’ll learn and test out cutting-edge practical techniques with the support of recent graduates.
  • Learn from an academic team with active industry involvement and research expertise in progressive areas such as drug development, food security and cancer pathways.
  • In your final year, undertake your own research project under the guidance of the Biological Science team, all of whom are actively involved in research themselves.


Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Skills in Biological Science
  • Animals and Plants in Crime
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Environmental Change
  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Physiology
  • Skills in Science
  • Applied Plant Science
  • Biological Science Research Project
  • Biology of Disease
  • Biotechnology Innovations
  • Cellular Biology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Biological Science at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS