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Applied Biosciences (Cancer Biology)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language, Maths and Double Integrated Science (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

104

104 points from a Biology based BTEC or BCC including a grade B or above in Biology.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Applied biology

This degree builds on your knowledge of human biology. You'll specialise in the metabolic and cellular changes associated with cancer at a molecular level. Investigate the mechanisms of intra and intercellular signalling. Explore tumour formation and disease progression and analyse contemporary treatment strategies.

If you want specialist knowledge in cancer pathology, this is the degree for you. You will investigate the progression of cancer, building on your in-depth knowledge of human biology and immunology. In your second and third year, you will specialise your studies. You will focus on the metabolic and cellular changes associated with cancer development and progression. We want you to understand cancer at a molecular level and use this knowledge to explore contemporary treatment options. If you are inquisitive and curious, you will thrive with us.

Our team of academic and technical staff will interact with you during and after your studies. They are passionate about helping you achieve your ambitions. While studying, you will develop your scientific knowledge and employability. Our focus on transferable and multidisciplinary skills give you a range of employment options when you graduate.

We give you the opportunity to take your learning to the next level with placements. Gain hands-on experience both at the university and in local industrial laboratories. We will support you to organise short placements throughout your studies. Alternatively, you can choose to take part in a year-long external placement in industry.

Our Applied Biosciences courses have distinct award titles but these titles represent a specialism, not a separate degree course. The Applied Biosciences suite will share all first year modules with the existing Biomedical Science degree and have the same entry criteria. You will be able to swap between courses at the end of your first year, but once you start your second year, you will need to remain on your chosen specialist route. Once you have studied all subjects in your first year, you can make an informed choice about which area you enjoy and would like to specialise in.

Modules

Modules may include:

Level 1
Modules:
Professional Skills for Biomedical Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Biological Molecules and Reactions
Cellular Biology
Biochemistry and Metabolism
Introductory Microbiology and Immunology

Level 2
Modules
Research Methods and Professional Practice
Haematology, Immunology and Transfusion Science
Clinical Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Cellular Signalling and Communication
Cellular Pathology

(all 20 credit modules)

Level 3
Modules
Research Project (40 credits)
Cancer Biology
Molecular Immunology
Biology of Disease

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Biomedical Science

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

96%
high
Applied biology

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.

Others in biosciences

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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.

Biological and sport sciences

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sports and fitness occupations
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations

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