Biology (with foundation year) BSc

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Biology (with foundation year) BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Salford’s BSc in Biology is intended to make a career in the life sciences accessible to students without a science background, or those who might not otherwise have the marks to enter a BSc program directly. It is a great way to learn about how humans interact with the living world and to prepare yourself for a career in the life sciences.

    You’ll have an opportunity to spend a year in industrial placement, and all students are strongly advised to consider doing so. This is a great way to learn real world working skills, and to begin developing your professional network. You may also opt to spend your second year abroad with a partner university in the US, Europe or elsewhere.

    The course includes an integrated Foundation Year, making it accessible to a very wide range of students who might not otherwise be able to enter a BSc program. The requirements listed below are for entering the program through the foundation year route.

    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 program is typically delivered over four years at full time, or 5 years including the integrated foundation year. You may also take the program at part time over up to 8 years.

    Foundation Year Modules Include:

    • Biological Principles
    • Chemical Principles
    • Data Handling
    • Earth Processes
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Professional Communications
    • Science for Health
    • Scientific Methods

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Biodiversity
    • Biological Skills
    • Cell Biology
    • Genetics
    • Molecules to Microbes
    • Study Skills

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Biological Research Skills
    • Human Physiology
    • Introduction to Parasitology and Infectious Diseases
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Microbial Communities and Interactions
    • Animal Evolution
    • Conservation Biology
    • Marine Biology
    • Population and Community Ecology
    • University Wide Language
    • University Wide Language

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Applied Freshwater Biology
    • Biology of Parasites
    • Biotechnology
    • Clinical Immunology
    • Evolution, Development and Adaptation
    • Human Microbiology and Infection Control
    • University Wide Language
    • Final Year Project & Professional Skills
    • Final Year Project with Science Communication and Professional Skills

    Learning & Teaching

    Salford prides itself on its industry-led, highly contemporary curriculum and the unmatched expertise of its course tutors. Modules will generally include:

    • Directed study and guided reading
    • Field courses, including both residential and day-long events
    • Large, formal lectures
    • Individual research projects
    • Small group tutorials
    • Lab and practical sessions

    Modules are assessed individually, using a range of measures. These include:

    • Coursework (33% in years 1 and 2, 50% in year 3)
    • Examinations (67% in years 1 and 2, 50% in year 3)

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Salford’s Biology BSc offers excellent employment prospects. It can form the basis for a rewarding, challenging career in teaching, research, or a range of industries including biotechnology, food, pharmaceuticals, conservation or biomedicine.

    Not only does this course prepare you for a place in several rapidly growing industries which can absorb all of the skilled graduates the UK can produce, you’ll have the university’s own reputation behind you.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc.

    Applicants must typically have achieved 64 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent, 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 overall with no section lower than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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