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Learn a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of biological, chemical and mathematical skills suitable to investigate and describe the biological world.
Develop the confidence and ability to solve biological problems.
- Conduct research in a range of theoretical and practical areas, including the skills of project management.
Take part in rigorous intellectual training that cultivates an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject. Gain an underpinning knowledge of chemistry, physics and maths, taught in context. Enhance your skills for a career in biology or any occupation requiring confident, creative, analytical thinkers.
The course includes a coherent programme theme to enable you to develop as professional biologists, operating beyond just knowledge acquisition. You have the capability to act on opportunities and apply learning to solve problems, whether theoretical or applied.
- scenario-based laboratory sessions.
Once you have developed your knowledge and skills in the lab, you can apply for an optional third-year work placement, which gives you the chance to apply theory and practice in the workplace. Alternatively, you are encouraged to undertake internships or other short placements to enhance your future career goals.
You can apply for a placement in the UK or use the opportunity to work abroad in Europe, America and further afield. We have a wide range of major national and multinational placement partners, including
- Field trips
Complete valuable field work, which has previously included exploring contrasting environments in the Peak District, visits to Sheffield Botanical gardens and a UK-based residential ecological and environmental field course, all at no additional costs.
Graduates of BSc (Honours) Biology
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills. Graduates from Accredited programmes will receive one year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology at Associate level.
Graduates of MSci Biology
This programme has been awarded Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. Advanced Degree Accreditation by the Society recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The Advanced Accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from the programme meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.
Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology - 20.00 credits
Environmental Bioscience - 20.00 credits
Human Physiology And Anatomy - 20.00 credits
Plant Physiology And Anatomy - 20.00 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs - 20.00 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills - 20.00 credits
Applied Ecology And Environmental Biosciences - 20.00 credits
Evolutionary And Behavioural Biology - 20.00 credits
Molecular Biology And Biochemistry - 20.00 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 2 - 40.00 credits
Advanced Cell Biology - 20.00 credits
Pathological Basis Of Disease - 20.00 credits
Topics In Biochemistry - 20.00 credits
Plant Biotechnology - 20.00 credits
Research Project 40.00 credits
Applied Biochemistry - 20.00 credits
Bioethics And Bioinformatics - 20.00 credits
Bioethics And Human Genetics - 20.00 credits
Bioinformatics And Human Genetics - 20.00 credits
Environmental Biotechnology - 20.00 credits
Neurobiology - 20.00 credits
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Society of Biology
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||
80 UCAS points from A levels including 24 points in Biology, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Biology with Foundation Year.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||
Applied Science / Forensic Science / Medical Science
Unit 8 plus two of the following: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
P: 30 credits
|Access to HE Diploma from a relevant QAA-recognised Access to HE course which has mainly biology and chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade C or 4.|
successfully completing our Foundation Certificate in Biosciences & Chemistry or equivalent.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/biosciences-and-chemistry/bsc-honours-biology/full-time/2019
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.
Clearing contact details
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