Biology with Studies in the USA
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biology and Zoology
UCAS Code: C102
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- A wide variety of UK field trips on offer studying marine biology, parasitology, ecology and biodiversity
- Opportunities for work placements and overseas study, including a year in the USA
- Taught by internationally-leading researchers in parasitology, biomedical science and molecular biology
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology*
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 in our state of the art Bodmer Laboratories will equip you with many of the subject-specific, personal and practical skills that you will need for your future career.
We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which we will help to arrange, between years 2 and 3 of the full-time course, making a four-year course overall. Recent biology placement students have been based at APEM Ltd, Manchester Royal Infirmary and the lung physiology units at Aintree and Wythenshawe Hospitals. Some students have gone to do overseas placements in environmental areas. In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year.
You can opt to take this course with a year of study in the USA; an exchange programme with the University of Toledo in Ohio which has been running for over 30 years. The University of Toledo is considered to be a top global player when it comes to taking research from the laboratory to the world, and has been recognised by the American Society of Landscape Architects as one of the 22 most beautiful landscaped campuses in the United States.
*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.
Discover our £3m Bodmer laboratories
In year 1 you will study a range of topics in six modules covering both theory and practice across the biological sciences.
In year 2 at the University of Toledo, you can choose from a range of modules similar to those offered in year 2 of the degree at Salford. You will be supported by a tutor based in Salford whom you will have had as your 1st year tutor. You will also be supported by a local tutor in Toledo.
In 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.
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.