Biological Sciences BSc

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Biological Sciences BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,460

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Brighton University’s BSc in the Biological Sciences is extremely wide-ranging. This honours degree covers the entire range of the life sciences, from Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics to ecology, human physiology and animal physiology. 

    You will learn a wide range of practical, applied skills. You’ll learn as much in the laboratory and in the field as you will in the classroom. You’ll be able to study under experts who are reshaping the understanding of ecology, conservation, disease processes human physiology and specific areas of medical science such as zoonotic disease and diabetes research.

    If you achieve sufficient marks in your year 1 and 2 studies, you have the option of extending your studies to a 4 year MSci in Biological Sciences. You can also take advantage of the university’s Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Medicine. This program ensures that top level graduates of degrees like the Biological Sciences BSc are automatically granted interviews with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Biochemistry and Bioanalytical Techniques
    • Diversity of Life
    • Essential Skills for Biosciences
    • Introduction to Ecology and Conservation
    • Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • Introduction to Human Physiology
    • Introduction to Marine Biology and Ecology

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology
    • Biology International Field Course
    • Diet and Exercise for Health
    • Human Biochemistry and Metabolism
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Intermediate Human Physiology
    • Managing Populations in Ecology and Conservation
    • Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
    • Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics
    • Physiology of Organisms
    • Research Skills and Professional Development

    Placement Year (optional)

    Taking an optional year in industrial or research placement between years 2 and 3 will not only give you an incredible employability bonus, it will ensure that you know how life scientists and researchers work in the real world. It often comes with a substantial pay packet, as well.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Biology Independent Study
    • Blood Sciences
    • Cellular Pathology
    • Clinical Immunology and Microbiology
    • Current Topics in Marine Ecology
    • Ecological Impact Assessment
    • Hot Topics in Ecology and Conservation
    • Innovations in Bioscience Research
    • Project Module (choose one)
      • Biology Experimental Project
      • Ecology Project
    • Species Interactions

    Learning & Teaching

    Taught modules will be delivered in a variety of ways, depending on the nature of the material and the skills or preferences of the course tutor. Individual or small scale tutorials, interactive seminars and large scale lectures will all be common, and most programs will also make extensive use of work placements, field trips and site visits, laboratory or workshop sessions and more. You will also do a great deal of independent study and reading.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree program is fully recognised as compatible with a professional biological science career by the Royal Society of Biology. Recent Biological Science graduates from Brighton University have taken roles in biological research, education, forensic science, scientific consultancy, and laboratory science.

    If you choose to stay in academia, you’ll have a wide range of different Masters or even PhD level programs to choose from, at Brighton or at another fine university in the UK or abroad.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 3 A Levels at CCC or higher, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 in writing and no element scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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