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BSc HonsBiological Sciences

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Course code C900
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This programme aims to provide students with knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and physiology in the context of human disease and therapeutics as well as the practical techniques used in the field. For example, courses include Metabolism and Disease, Medical Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, and Medical Microbiology.

The programme also aims to prepare students for employment including curriculum vitae preparation, interview skills, and building communication skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments that can be built on throughout the student’s professional life. Many students continue to postgraduate degrees and obtain MSc and PhD degrees for careers in research and the pharmaceutical industry. Others enjoy employment in teaching or scientific journalism- just to name a few possible career paths.

Student placements are facilitated through networking and Erasmus programme which offers summers placements in places like Istanbul, Turkey and Palermo, Italy.

The programme has strong links with professional bodies such as The Biochemical Society and The Society of Biology. Representatives from these professional bodies present talks on campus and students have the opportunity to take part in their events (for example: Voice of the Future) and compete for prizes.

Programme structure

Year 1

Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills (30 credits)
Introduction to Medical Science (15 credits)

Year 2

Physiology and Pharmacology (30 credits)
Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits)
Cell and Microbial Biology (30 credits)
Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Genetics (15 credits)

Year 3

Project ( Life Sciences) (30 credits)
Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
Three to five options (75 credits) from: Pathophysiology of Disease (15 credits); Protein Biochemistry (30 credits); Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits); Human Molecular Biology (15 credits); Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits); Medical Microbiology (15 credits); Medical Biochemistry (15 credits); Neuropharmacology (30 credits);

Career opportunities

Opportunities include conducting scientific research in academic, governmental, or commercial laboratories (including biotechnology companies and health testing laboratories) scientific writing and publishing, medical equipment sales, science teaching, and postgraduate studies leading to an MSc or PhD degree.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States