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University Centre Peterborough

Biological Sciences

UCAS Code: 72C8

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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Required subjects: 2 A levels in related subjects (i.e. biology and preferably with chemistry in addition) or equivalent BTEC qualification. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Students who do not qualify by any of these routes are invited to contact us to discuss admission based on previous qualifications and experience.

About this course


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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

You will develop a detailed understanding of key biological processes and principles, together with the technical and scientific skills to carry out investigations to interpret and report results.
We will introduce you to the specific techniques and applications used in a broad range of sectors, including pathology, biomedicine, toxicology and forensics, as well as environmental settings such as pollution monitoring and control. During practical sessions you will learn how to select and apply various techniques to specific scientific requirements. We will also give you a thorough introduction to the biological science sector and how it operates through work-based learning.
By the time you graduate you will have practical skills that allow you to design, plan, record and report on investigations; collect and analyse data in the lab or field; and understand how best to select, analyse, collate and report data.
When you graduate you will be able to demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines within biological sciences and sound knowledge in related fields. You will be able to apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of biological sciences and appreciate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of this subject.
When graduating you will also have the option to continue your studies to obtain a BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: Bio-measurement Core Biology Foundations of Cell Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Human Anatomy and Physiology II Introduction to Biochemistry Understanding the Work Sector Microbiology. Year 2 core modules: Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology Metabolism and its Control Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences Principles of Genetics Principles of Pathology Preparation for Research Work based learning

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a variety of methods designed to embed transferable employability skills into the course. These methods will include: Written examinations Essays and portfolios of work Work produced from and as a consequence of practical classes Student presentations (oral) Poster presentations

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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£8,000
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Northern Ireland
£8,000
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£8,000
per year
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£8,000
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University Centre Peterborough

Department:

University Centre Peterborough Campus

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