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BSc (Hons)Biological Sciences

Tuition fee £12,500.00 per year
Course code C900
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A degree in Biological Sciences from Westminster will provide you with the experiences and skills to support you in careers ranging from medicine, education and science, to law and management. The world-class education you will receive offers a flexible way to study the life sciences, and will enable you to tailor your course to best suit your end goals and interests.

Biological Sciences at Westminster gives you the chance to grow and develop the lifelong skills sought by employers. The course enables you to focus on molecular science or applied bioscience, or take a route designed specifically toward your own interests. We offer you the chance to explore cutting-edge topics in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications. With a passion for scientific enquiry, our modules are research driven. You will have the chance to select a final-year project, giving you experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scientific research.

The course is designed with flexibility at its core, which is reflected in the breadth of education you will receive and in the modern and dynamic approach to teaching and learning.

The Biological Sciences BSc has been designed to help you succeed in both scientific and non-science careers.

The course is diverse and flexible, giving you the freedom to select modules and target your education towards your chosen career pathway. Alongside an excellent foundation in the biosciences through core modules, you will be able to explore the global challenges facing humanity and the planet – and the biological solutions to help overcome those challenges – through an extensive range of option subjects.

The course is specifically designed so that you can follow a molecular science thread, an applied bioscience thread, or construct your own thread through the module choices.

Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals), independent work, laboratory work and online support activities.

The range of assessment methods includes exams, laboratory practicals, essays, blogs, posters and presentations.

Programme structure

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

Application of Biological Sciences
Biological Chemistry
Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Human Physiology
Science: History, Philosophy and Practice

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

Contemporary Global Issues
Exploring the Microbial World
Metabolic Biochemistry
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Physiological Networks
Research Methods
Systems Pharmacology
Urban Living and the Environment

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

Advanced Cell Biology
Advanced Molecular Biology
Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology
Applied Biotechnology
Cancer Biology
Designing a Sustainable World
Global Ethics
Proteins and Enzymes
Research Project
Topics in Neuroscience
Work Experience and Career Management Skills

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to success in a wide range of careers, including graduate management programmes, healthcare management, medicine and medical science, pharmaceutical sciences, and teaching.

The flexibility offered in the Biological Sciences degree will allow you to target your chosen path in life, and we support you in preparing for your future. The course will provide the knowledge base to help you succeed in a scientific career. You will also develop a broad range of graduate skills which will give you a competitive edge in a non-scientific career if that is your choice.

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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