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Biological Sciences with Research Placement

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in Chemistry and one other relevant Science subject. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

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120

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Biological sciences

Biological Sciences is a fascinating subject area and it’s related to our everyday existence. It studies life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution and taxonomy. From the growth and division of simple bacteria through to the evolution, development, growth and adaptation of complex multi-cellular organisms, and the emerging role of genomics in personalised medicine and biodiversity in a changing world.

* This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.

* You’ll have the opportunity to study core topics and consider contemporary issues in all major aspects of biology. Optional choices in each year of your course provide you with opportunities to specialise further in core areas of molecular cell biology, organismal biology, and ecology and environmental biology. Or alternatively, you can vary your choice of optional modules to keep your coverage of the biological sciences broad.

* The third year is your chance to step out of the classroom and into the real world. The research placement widens your horizons and lets you apply your knowledge to real-world projects. You’ll have a great opportunity to put your knowledge into action and pick up valuable skills that could help boost your employability.

* Your learning will be supported by doctoral-level academics with expertise or active research interests in diverse areas of biology and genetics, including cancer pharmacology, ancient and modern patterns of human migration, environmental and evolutionary microbiology, novel antimicrobials, and the molecular and cellular biology of human disease.

* You’ll also receive hands-on practical training in the field and in the laboratory using modern equipment, developing the skills and interests that help to prepare you for a research dissertation in the final year.

Professional links and accreditation:
This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.

This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society (https://www.biochemistry.org/membership/undergraduate-membership/) and The Physiological Society (UK) (https://www.physoc.org/undergraduate-membership). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology (https://www.rsb.org.uk/membership) and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership (https://www.rsb.org.uk/membership/individual-membership/membership-benefits), this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Research Skills
Dynamic Living Systems
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Physiology 1: Structure and Function

Option modules:
Choose one module from each list (Pool A and Pool B), which may include-

Pool A
Biochemistry 1
Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology

Pool B
The World of Microbes
Global Earth Cycles

Year 2
Core modules:
Research Skills 2
Molecular Biology
Genomes and Evolution
Physiology 2: Control and Integration
Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-
Cell Biology
Anthropocene

Year 3 - Research placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Research Project
Genomics

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include-
Immunology and Infection
Applied Molecular Genetics
Medical Genetics
Advanced Physiology
Conservation Science
Principles and Practices in Geography
Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
Principles and Practices in Life Sciences

Assessment methods

Assessment will include project work, assignments and examinations project work, assignments and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,000
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Biological and Geographical Sciences (SBIOLSCI)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
25%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
48%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Natural and social science professionals

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biosciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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