Medical Biology with Research PlacementUCAS Code: C132
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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.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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).
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.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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