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Middlesex University

Biology (Environmental Biology)

UCAS Code: C150

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in Biology

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental biology

In a rapidly changing world, biologists investigate environmental impacts at many scales. This programme blends laboratory and field disciplines with state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and bespoke field trips both in the UK and in tropical ecosystems. This pathway offers an integrated approach to environmental biology, investigating relationships between organisms and their environments at scales ranging from the molecular to whole ecosystem ecology.Why study BSc Biology (Environmental Biology) at Middlesex University?We offer an integrated approach to environmental biology, which investigates the relationship between organisms and their environments, from biological molecules to ecosystem ecology.You will spend the first year gaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of biology and then widen your studies to focus on contemporary environmental issues such as biodiversity, climate change and ecosystem balance. Through lab-based teaching, field trips, and exciting placement opportunities, we equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience to flourish in your chosen scientific career.BSc Biology is part of a new suite of biology courses, designed to offer choice and flexibility in the modules you study. There is a common first year that focuses on covering the fundamentals of biology so you have the option of changing pathway at the end of the first year. The other courses in this suite are:BSc BiologyBSc Biology (Biotechnology)BSc Biology (Molecular Biology)Course highlightsThere is the opportunity for an internship in your third year, which can be completed in the summer or on day release. You will be supported in sourcing the best placement or internship for you and making your applicationOur state-of-the-art facilities provide the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis post the genomic era.As research leaders in environmental science we are at the cutting-edge of critical findings to improve livesThe course is complemented by daylong and residential field trips in the UK and a residential field trip in Mauritius where you will focus on data collection and analysis, and develop new ideas for your own environmental research projects.As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals (30 credits) - Compulsory, Chemistry for Biologists (30 credits) - Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biological Techniques (30 credits) - Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 2: Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Life (15 credits) - Compulsory,Biology of Complex Organisms (15 credits) - Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biodiversity (15 credits) - Compulsory, Ecology and Field Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 3: Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) - Compulsory, Aspects of Evolution (15 credits) - Compulsory, Cellular and Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) - Compulsory, Current Topics in Biosciences (15 credits) - Optional, Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) - Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) - Optional.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Natural Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
C

After graduation


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Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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Environmental biology

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