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Biological Science BSc (Hons)

University of Northampton

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BSc (Hons) Biological Science enables you to develop the scientific skills and knowledge to understand the interaction between biological sciences, the natural world, human activities and health. In the first year you study a broad programme of biological science modules, giving you a firm knowledge base. In the second and third year you get to decide the topics you want to focus on, choosing specialist modules from a range of biology, biomedical or environmental science disciplines, in effect designing your degree to meet your future career aspirations.A wide and diverse range biological aspects of science are explored throughout this degree programme. This interdisciplinary degree provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge base in the first year of study before specialising in topics and disciplines in the second and third year.You will have the opportunity to choose modules that most interest you or ones that specifically meet your future career aspirations. You can choose from varied aspects of biological science including plant and animal biology, genetics, environmental science, microbiology, human biology, ecosystems, pharmacology, ecology, adaptations to life, neuroscience and biochemistry.You will apply your knowledge throughout your degree and recognise its relevance to society at national and global levels. You also have the opportunity to learn a wide range of laboratory and field skills as well as learning about current issues and research areas.You may also elect to take the Life Science Placement Year module after your second year before returning to complete your degree. We will help you find this paid placement and support you during this year.Our modules are informed by staff who are active researchers in their specialist areas, introducing you to scientific principles to help you develop analytical skills and encourage you to evaluate and recommend solutions to real-world biological problems.You will be supported during your final year research project by a supervisor with relevant research expertise and by studying the second year research methods and specialised laboratory and/or fieldwork modules with essential training in the latest techniques. You even have the opportunity to present your own final year research dissertation at our annual research conference.We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating** we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.**with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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A level : BCC

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you are expected to have studied a natural science subject (preferably Biology or Human Biology but Chemistry and Physics are also accepted) in an A Level at grade C, or equivalent qualification such as International Baccalaureate.


University information

University of Northampton

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  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    92 40%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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