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Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

There are complex relationships between molecules, cells and systems that require precise control to allow optimum function within living organisms. Alterations in these relationships can lead to disease and an understanding of such events can provide the foundation for the use of drugs to treat disease.Physiology is the study of study of the functions and mechanisms within living systems from the subcellular level up to the whole animal. In disease, pathophysiological mechanisms interfere with the normal function of these systems. Pharmacology is the science of drugs, leading to an understanding of their design, targets, therapeutic uses, side-effects and toxicology. You will learn how drugs interact with cells and tissues to control disease. This is a rapidly developing field with wide-ranging applications, particularly for medical science, where the study of disease requires a good understanding of both the underlying physiology and the relevant pharmacology. Over the programme, in addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will gain important transferable skills that will make you an attractive prospect for future employers.At the University of Leicester, our Biological Sciences degrees are actually seven degrees in one. You can apply for the degree in Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) or any of the five specialist degrees listed below. Alternatively you can apply for a general degree in Biological Sciences. All courses are also available as four-year MBiolSci degrees.Whichever degree programme you choose, your first year will be the same. In the second and third years you will have a choice of modules from across the Biological Sciences portfolio. Selecting particular modules here will steer you towards the specialist degree of your choice. Alternatively you can select modules from across the entire portfolio and graduate with the broad knowledge that comes from a general Biological Sciences degree.All of our Biological Sciences degrees include the option to change your programme, particularly in Year 1 and Year 2, subject to completion of the necessary modules.Whichever degree you choose, your first year will be the same and you will have the same choice of modules in your second year and again in your final year. Selecting particular modules in your second and final years will steer you towards one of our specialist degrees (which doesn't have to be the one you originally applied for). Or you can make your own selection of modules in those years and graduate with the broad knowledge that comes from a non-specialised degree. The other available specialisms are: Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)Biological Sciences (Genetics)Biological Sciences (Microbiology)Biological Sciences (Neuroscience)Biological Sciences (Zoology)Or a general degree in Biological Sciences. Our seven Biological Sciences degrees cover major aspects of biology and molecular sciences across a wide range of organisms from bacteria and fungi to humans and plants. Our four Medical Sciences degrees focus more closely on the application of those biological principles to medicine. There is the possibility of transferring across from our Biological Sciences degrees to our Medical Sciences degrees within the first semester of Year 1.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 21,515per year

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University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    131 58%

    46th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    37th

    19

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