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BSc (Hons)Biological and Chemical Sciences

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £7,102 per year
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Many aspects of how we understand science has evolved dramatically over the past 100 years. Biological and Chemical Sciences is a course designed to equip our graduates with a wide range of key skills and a knowledge base that are integral to a wide range of differing disciplines within science.

One of the main aims of the course is to ensure our graduates have a good solid understanding of popular areas of science such as microbiology, genetics, cell biology, human physiology and biochemistry/chemistry, whilst developing integral practical skills associated with these areas.

The breadth of the course reflects the blurring of boundaries between the different sciences. The course itself has been designed to provide students with a range of skills and knowledge that is necessary in today’s multidisciplinary community environment.

Programme structure

Skills for science
Principles of chemistry
Cell biology
Anatomy and physiology
Applied practical science
Analytical chemistry
Cell and molecular biology
Advanced physiology and pharmacology
Employability and project management skills
Organic and analytical chemistry
Pathophysiology of disease

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

- The Fundamentals Biological and Chemical Sciences – including biology, chemistry and physiology. You will develop your core understanding within the sciences, with a particular focus on the application of fundamental scientific principles within analytical industries. At this level you will also develop a critical appreciation of Biological and Chemical Sciences to enable them to develop practical skills in a range of scenarios;
- Human Anatomy and Physiology – you will be given an understanding of human physiological and anatomical systems and apply knowledge to complex principles that dictate physiological functions. At this level you will also develop critical analysis of a variety of human systems and the diseases that affect them, which will be underpinned by current research and thinking in these areas;
- Chemical Composition and Analysis – you will be introduced to fundamentals of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, electronic structure, bonding and periodicity. This will include examining properties of chemical substances and specifically related to s, p and d-block elements and will look at the underlying principles of carbon chemistry and radiation processes. At this level there will be a major focus on comparing and analysing analytical techniques and applying them to real life case studies, based on organic and inorganic materials;
- Health & Disease issues – you will be introduced to basic pharmacological principles and drugs used to treat a range of diseases and gain a developed understanding and critical analysis of the complex pathophysiology and aetiological causes of a variety of topical diseases, whilst observing the clinical signs and symptoms used to diagnose these disorders;
- Cell & Molecular Biology – you will study eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure whilst beginning to explore bacterial diversity and emerging antibiotic strains with the application of this knowledge to a number of emerging applications of molecular techniques within the area of gene technology;
- Project Management – you will gain an applied knowledge of small-scale investigations, integrating some principles of project management and the associated processes. At this level you will also undertake an independent investigative project, using principles of project management and knowledge of health and safety and ethical procedures.

Career opportunities

With a BSc behind you, your chances of employment are improved, and the level at which you enter the jobs market could mean a higher salary. On graduation, you will have a portfolio of employability skills across a range of science disciplines giving you an advantage over other candidates that have gone through the traditional route of an independent and narrowly focused course. You could go on to work in a number of different disciplines including studying towards postgraduate qualifications, working within laboratory based industries, technical posts within education or industry, research technician and teaching in science. The BSc provides you with a strong set of transferable skills valued by employers.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Romania