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University of Huddersfield

Medical Biology with Research Placement

UCAS Code: C132

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including a minimum grade B in Chemistry and Biology, plus another A Level. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

UCAS Tariff

128

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Biology

Explore cellular biology and molecular genetics and lay down the foundations for a fulfilling career in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or other healthcare specialism on our Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) degree. The search for new ways to diagnose and treat diseases is one of the most challenging and exciting areas of science. Studying with us could be your first step to becoming part of the teams that could be making dramatic breakthroughs in the coming decades.

This course follows the same framework as the Medical Biology BSc(Hons) degree, but with the additional benefit of having Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. When you’ve successfully completed this degree, you'll also be able to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB).* So if you’d like to study on a course with a supported research placement in the third year and an independent seal of approval, then the Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) could be a great choice for you.

In the early stages of this course, you’ll study alongside other biological sciences students on certain modules, building up your knowledge to enable you to investigate advanced topics further down the line. Topics such as molecular genetics, immunology and cancer.

Through lectures, seminars and specialised lab sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from our expert staff who all have doctoral-level expertise in their subjects and experience across the biological sciences. During your research placement in the third year, you’ll really be able to put your knowledge to the test, pick up invaluable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation. And as an extra bonus to add to your CV, if you choose to study on this course you'll be able to sign up for student undergraduate Associate Membership of the Biochemical Society and the Physiological Society (UK).

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biochemistry 1; Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology; Physiology 1: Structure and Function; The World of Microbes; Research Skills. Year 2 Core modules: Molecular Biology; Physiology 2: Control and Integration; Medical Pharmacology; Epidemiology and Public Health; Research Skills 2. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Cell Biology; Biochemistry 2; Genomes and Evolution. Year 3 - research placement year - supervised Research Experience - the aim of this module is to encourage you to apply your knowledge, skills and techniques gained during the first two years of your degree to your own supervised research project in a professional research environment. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration.
Final year Core modules: Research Project; Cancer Biology; Immunology and Infection; Medical Genetics. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Applied Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Advanced Physiology.

Assessment methods

Assessment will include written exams, multiple choice questions, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and assessment of laboratory skills. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/scholarships/

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Biological Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

100%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B
337

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biology (non-specific)

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
84%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Natural and social science professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. If you want a career in biology research — and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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