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BSc (Hons)Biological Sciences (with a Foundation Year)

Tuition fee £17,350.00 per year
Course code C108
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Overview

Intended for adult learners or undergraduates who wish to take up Biology but do not have the appropriate subject background, Biological Sciences offers a foundation year at nearby Carmel College. This is not a programme in itself but acts as a springboard onto other Life Science degrees. This deferred choice programme means that you have the flexibility and freedom to switch to your chosen degree after completing the foundation year (Year Zero). The aim of this programme is to make you an expert in one particular field with the ability to cross discipline boundaries, a highly attractive prospect to employers.

Year Zero comprises introductory modules in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics at Carmel College. Years One, Two and Three will continue at Liverpool following the chosen area of interest through to BSc (Hons) completion.

Career opportunities

As a Life Sciences graduate from the University of Liverpool, you will have a good set of career options ahead of you. For those committed to a career as a research scientist, further study for a higher degree (MBiolSci, MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD) at the University of Liverpool or elsewhere is the normal route.

In the public sector, Life Sciences graduates are in demand in research institutes, government departments, the National Health Service, forensic science and the Environment Agency. Commercial sectors that actively recruit graduates from the Life Sciences include the pharmaceutical, food, biotechnology, water and agriculture industries.

There is also an increasing demand for life scientists to contribute to the public understanding of science as journalists and information/liaison officers, in view of the ethical and environmental issues that arise, for example, by developments in molecular biology and biotechnology.

A postgraduate qualification (PGCE) for entry into the teaching profession is also an option, with significant financial inducements provided to meet the current demand for science teachers. In addition to all of the opportunities for graduates in general, including careers outside of biology(such as management, accountancy and human resources), where the skills you have obtained in our degree programmes will be of considerable benefit, our degree programmes are also popular routes to postgraduate Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

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