London Metropolitan University

Natural Sciences (Biology) London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Why study this course?

Our Natural Sciences (Biology) degree will equip you with a broad knowledge of science subjects, reflecting the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scientific research and enterprise. The flexible structure of the course allows you to tailor the degree towards your personal interests, whilst providing the core laboratory, IT and performance skills you'll need to succeed in your career.

More about this course

This course will develop your technical and transferable skills across a range of subjects within the natural sciences. On completion of this degree you'll be fully prepared to pursue postgraduate study or work in several areas of the chemical, biological or pharmaceutical industries. Practicals and projects are conducted in one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe, with access to 280 workstations and specialist laboratory equipment. Our Learning Centre has many areas for group or independent study with Wi-Fi and computer facilities.

Membership of the Life Sciences Society also gives you the opportunity to attend several social and professional events. This welcoming society helps you to build employability skills suitable for careers within life sciences.

Course details


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Concepts in Chemistry;
General Chemistry;
Laboratory Science;
Cell and Molecular Biology;

Year 2 modules include:

Analytical Science;
Physical Chemistry;
Inorganic Chemistry;
Molecular Biology;
Principles of Pharmacodynamics and Drug Actions;
Human Immunity.

Year 3 modules include:

Research Project;
Advanced Physical Chemistry;
Systems Pharmacology;
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry;
Bioinformatics & Molecular Modelling;
Advanced Bioanalytical Science;
Medical Genetics;
Work Placement;
Ethics for Science.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through tests, practical reports, posters, presentations, essays, short-answer tests and examinations.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 CF12
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BBC A minimum of grades BCC from three A levels including grades CC or above in Biology and Chemistry (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Entry from appropriate foundation or access courses will also be considered.

If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Natural Sciences (including foundation year) BSc (Hons).

English language requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Please see our English language requirements page for more details

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2019–20 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Provider information

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London Metropolitan University
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166-220 Holloway Road
City of London
N7 8DB

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