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Course summary

Biological Sciences is the study of all living things, which includes multicellular organisms like humans, animals, and plants as well as microorganisms. As a biological sciences student you'll have the opportunity to study several core biological sciences modules, which include dynamic living systems, physiology and genomes and evolution. Why Study Biological Sciences with Research Placement BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll be taught by leading biological sciences academics through lectures, seminars, and sessions, which will allow you to gain hands-on experience, using modern, scientific instruments in our specialist biological sciences labs. Following your first two years, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to the test in a compulsory and supervised Research Placement Year. During this placement year, you’ll: • Experience working in an active research environment in a lab within the University or within the industry in the UK or internationally. • Explore employment opportunities within organisations related to your studies. • Network with potential employers and construct work experience profiles to prepare for a future Biological Sciences career. This course will prepare you for a variety of potentially exciting careers in a range of fields, as well as for future study. You could work in medical research, medical genetics, the NHS, pharmaceuticals and more. Professional Bodies This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology and accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. As a student on this course, you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


This first year comprises: • Research Skills • Dynamic Living Systems • Molecular and Cellular Biology • Physiology 1: Structure and Function Choose two modules from a list, which may include: • Biochemistry 1 • The World of Microbes • Global Earth Cycles. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll have the opportunity to study core topics and consider contemporary issues in all major aspects of biology. Optional choices in each year of your course provide you with opportunities to specialise further in core areas of molecular cell biology, organismal biology, and ecology and environmental biology. Alternatively, you can vary your choice of optional modules to keep your coverage of the biological sciences broad. In the final year, you can undertake an extended research project in the laboratory with expert supervision. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work. Assessment will include project work, assignments, and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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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
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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