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Medical Biology with Research Placement University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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Explore cellular biology and molecular genetics and lay down the foundations for a fulfilling career in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or other healthcare specialism on our Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) degree. The search for new ways to diagnose and treat diseases is one of the most challenging and exciting areas of science. Studying with us could be your first step to becoming part of the teams that could be making dramatic breakthroughs in the coming decades.

This course follows the same framework as the Medical Biology BSc(Hons) degree, but with the additional benefit of having Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. When you’ve successfully completed this degree, you'll also be able to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB).* So if you’d like to study on a course with a supported research placement in the third year and an independent seal of approval, then the Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) could be a great choice for you.

In the early stages of this course, you’ll study alongside other biological sciences students on certain modules, building up your knowledge to enable you to investigate advanced topics further down the line. Topics such as molecular genetics, immunology and cancer.

Through lectures, seminars and specialised lab sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from our expert staff who all have doctoral-level expertise in their subjects and experience across the biological sciences. During your research placement in the third year, you’ll really be able to put your knowledge to the test, pick up invaluable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation. And as an extra bonus to add to your CV, if you choose to study on this course you'll be able to sign up for student undergraduate Associate Membership of the Biochemical Society (http://www.biochemistry.org/Membership/Join/Undergraduate.aspx) and the Physiological Society (UK) (http://www.physoc.org/membership).

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Biochemistry 1
Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology
Physiology 1: Structure and Function
The World of Microbes
Research Skills

Year 2
Core modules:
Molecular Biology
Physiology 2: Control and Integration
Medical Pharmacology
Research Skills 2
Genomes and Evolution

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-
Cell Biology
Biochemistry 2
Epidemiology and Public Health

Year 3 - Research placement year - Supervised Research Experience
The aim of this module is to encourage you to apply your knowledge, skills and techniques gained during the first two years of your degree to your own supervised research project in a professional research environment. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration.

Final year
Core modules:
Research Project
Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
Advanced Physiology
Immunology and Infection

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-
Applied Molecular Genetics
Biochemistry 3 (Advanced Topics in Protein Science)
Genomics
Medical Genetics

Assessment method

Assessment will include written exams, multiple choice questions, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and assessment of laboratory skills. 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

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 code C132
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in Chemistry and one other Science subject. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

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

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) (http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/2018-19/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree/).

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements (http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/).

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

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 19/20 entry will be £9,250. 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/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an 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 http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/scholarships/ Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

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University of Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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