This is a modular program of study, and the first year focuses on giving you a broad but comprehensive background in the life sciences generally. First year modules also include the ‘Widening Horizons’ module, which encourages you to include content from the University more generally, to enrich your learning experience.
When you begin year 2 in the Biological sciences program, you’ll begin to select modules which correspond to your chosen course, either as a specialist or a generalist. Of course, there will also be core modules that are required for every 2nd year student, regardless of their chosen study path.
Your last year in the Biological Sciences program includes both the standard modules you will have become used to and several opportunities for independent study. Both independent study and module work will be based around some of the exciting research currently being done at the University.
A full 1/3 of your credits for the final year will be gained from your Research Project, which will be accomplished as part of one of the University’s many research groups. It will be appropriate to your chosen path, and may involve either laboratory or field work, or a mix of the two.