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London Metropolitan University

Natural Sciences (Biology)

UCAS Code: CF12

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

A minimum of grades BCC from three A levels including grades CC or above in Biology and another Science (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or 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).

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

7.0 years | Part-time day | 2019

Subject

Biology

**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.

Modules

Year 1 Example modules include:

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

Year 2 example modules include:

Analytical Science
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Metabolism
Parasitology
Principles of Pharmacodynamics and Drug Actions
Human Immunity

Year 3 example modules include:

Research Project
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Toxicology
Systems Pharmacology
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Bioinformatics & Molecular Modelling
Natural Products
Neuropharmacology
Advanced Bioanalytical Science
Medical Genetics
Work Placement
Ethics for Science

Assessment methods

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human Sciences

TEF rating:

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