School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biology and Zoology
UCAS Code: C100
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with placement year
Up to six years part-time
UK - £9250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £14,400
- Overall satisfaction for this course was 93% (Source: NSS 2016)
- Many free field trips across the three year course [small administration fee of £25 will apply]
- Taught by internationally-leading researchers in parasitology, biomedical science and molecular biology
- Part-time study option
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
You can apply through UCAS to start this course in September 2017 until 30th June
Biology is the science of living things and is also used to explain how humans interact with and influence the natural environment. Furthering our knowledge in biology has led to new technological advances and a deeper understanding of the world around us.
This course will develop your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles. You will benefit from plenty of hands-on experience in the labs as well as fieldwork opportunities. Practical training will equip you with many of the subject-specific, personal and practical skills you will need for your future career.
This course is designed to offer you plenty of choice so that you can study a broad range of topics or specialise in the areas of biology which you are particularly interested in.
In year 1 you will study a range of topics in six modules covering both theory and practice across the biological sciences.
Year 2The highlight of year 2 is an excellent opportunity to go on a residential field trip at Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire in May for the Marine Biology module which includes studies of the zonation and ecology of animals and plants on various rocky sea shores.
- critical evaluation of research-based literature
- understanding experimental techniques and design
- data interpretation, analysis and presentation
- dissertation writing and presentation.
Year 3In year 3 a wide range of optional modules and project possibilities allows you to specialise in your areas of interest. You can undertake a lab-based research project for 40 credits and choose four modules from the following list or take a literature/data analysis project worth 20 credits plus five modules from the following. A key feature of this year is the inclusion of tutorial based Professional Skills within the project to enhance your employability.
If you are studying part-time you select two to four modules from each year of study, completing the rest of the modules for the year in the following year. This leads to a maximum six-year duration for a part-time degree. If studying part-time you do not have the placement option.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.