|Location||United Kingdom, London (Medway Campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 year|
|Tuition fee||£11,700.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill or equivalent english test (CAE)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Biology graduates’ careers lie within a broad range of areas, such as the agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, health, biotechnology, biomedical and ecology sectors. Increasingly, employment opportunities are becoming more global through EU organisations and in the international biological and ecological science sectors. A key element of the programme will be development of the qualities and knowledge profile required to fit the needs of biology-related industries and employers.
The aims of the programme are:
To provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of biology, from the molecular to the global level
To develop the learning, analytical, critical, and presentational skills to support lifetime learning and career development
To investigate, document and analyse living systems and understand underlying philosophical, ethical and scientific paradigms relevant to biology
To provide the understanding, knowledge portfolio and skills needed to thrive in industry, academia or public sector locally and globally
To prepare graduates for employment opportunities in the biomedical science, biotechnology, environmental consultancy, agribusiness and sustainable development sectors.
Fundamental Biology (15 credits)
Comparative Physiology (15 credits)
Molecules and Life (15 credits)
Evolution and Biodiversity (15 credits)
Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 credits)
Ecological fundamentals (15 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Molecular Biology (15 credits)
Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Biological Energetics (15 credits)
Molecular and General Genetics (15 credits)
Ecology and Ecosystems (15 credits)
Cell Biology and Biochemistry (15 credits)
Microbiology and Environment (15 credits)
Select two 15-credit options from a range including: Physiological Systems and Regulation; Pharmacology; Physiology and Animal Science; Biology of Global Change; Plant Science (30 credits)
Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
Project (30 credits)
Choose from a range of options including: Medical Microbiology (15); Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15); Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15); Human Molecular Biology (15); Medical Biochemistry (15); Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology (15); Neuropharmacology (30); Applied Biotechnology (15); Conservation Ecology (15) (75 credits)
Project (60 credits)
Advanced Research Methods, Ethics and Critical Thinking (15 credits
Three 15-credit options from a range including: Virology; Food Security; Infectious Disease; Integrated Pest Management; Advanced Neuroscience; Climate Change; Current Issues in Bioscience; Agronomy and Crop Physiology (45 credits)
This programme will provide students with the suitable background for employment in industrial and academic research environments. It is also suitable for those wishing to pursue consultancy, normally for companies and NGOs. Careers in teaching will also be a possible progression as would careers in scientific writing for a variety of publishing houses.