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Natural Sciences (Biology) (Q64-BIO) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

In this specialist route available in our BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Q64), you'll explore diverse aspects of biology from cells to whole organisms, with further options to study subject areas such as human biology, or to explore the role of science in society. You’ll develop analytical and scientific literacy skills carrying out practical work and a research project.

Key features of the course

  • Covers a contemporary understanding of a wide range of biology subjects with study of the scientific method throughout

  • Develops biological data handling, some statistical analysis and varied presentation skills, with report-writing and IT skills

  • Delivers practical work through a range of home and field investigations, as well as virtual and remote experiments delivered via our award-winning Open Science Laboratory

  • Includes the opportunity to develop fieldwork and practical skills through optional short residential schools

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start Stage 1 with two 60-credit introductory science modules. At Stage 2 you’ll study two 30-credit biology modules and choose a further 60 credits from a range of science modules. At Stage 3, you’ll study a 60-credit biology module, choose a further 30-credit module and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

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