Liverpool John Moores University

Biology Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate

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The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Biology programme at Liverpool John Moores University opens up the fascinating subject of biology providing a core understanding of biological theory and practical skills, whilst giving you the opportunity to study a variety of specialisms, including genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, development and ecology. There are also exciting opportunities to complete exciting placements and overseas fieldwork.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

  • Offers a range of optional modules such as Genes and Genomes, Developmental Biology, Immunology and Infection and Neurobiology

  • Optional overseas field skills trip included in the fees (currently goes to Tenerife). Opportunity for self-funded overseas field expedition - previous destinations have included Costa Rica and Malaysia

  • Stepping stone to careers in diverse fields such as genetics, microbiology, embryology, clinical science, radiography and environmental sciences

  • Option to choose between a year's work placement or a 135 hour work-based learning placement

  • £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities

  • This degree is available to study following a foundation year

  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

Genetics and Evolution
Microbiology
Physiology
Ecology
Practical Skills for Biology
Fundamentals of Scientific Research

Level 5

Diversity and Evolution of Life
Physiology of Life
Research Skills and Employability

The following options are typically offered:

Developmental Biology
Genes and Genomes
Ecology Field Skills
Immunology and Infection
Marine and Freshwater Biology

Level 6

Health and Disease
Research Project

The following options are typically offered:

Advanced Immunology and Infection
Applications of Genetics in Health and Disease
Applied Marine Biology
Forensic Bioscience
Frontiers of Ecology
International Expedition
Neurobiology
Parasitology
Work-Based Learning

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

Most modules are assessed by exam and coursework, and some via coursework only. All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Exams may therefore include a range of question types e.g. multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay. Coursework assessment could be in the form of phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills. These are based on individual assignments but some require group work.

Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas, face-to-face or in writing. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.


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 C100
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points You will required a grade C or equivalent in Science
A level •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,450 * 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

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3500 per annum. All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

Provider information

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Liverpool John Moores University
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street
Liverpool
L1 2UA


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