Biological Sciences: University of Westminster

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BSc (Hons)
Biological Sciences: University of Westminster, School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW, London, United Kingdom
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3 years full-time
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This flexible course enables you to tailor your study according to your interests, by building up your own combination of modules from those on offer. You can study combinations of subjects not on offer in a single discipline, for example physiology and biochemistry, or pharmacology and biotechnology. Your course leader and personal tutor can help you to choose appropriate modules at Year 2 and Year 3 (Credit Levels 5 and 6) to ensure you build up a sound programme of study for your degree. This will also allow you to establish a foundation for a wide variety of careers in the biological sciences.

Course Content

Your tutors will work with you to plan an academically viable programme of modules as you progress through the course. The pathway you design for yourself is dictated by your preferences or career needs. Only the core modules are listed; other biosciences modules are chosen by you to complete the programme.

Course Structure

Credit Level 4:

Subjects of study include:

  • Cell Science
  • Concepts in Bioscience
  • Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • Working in Bioscience
  • plus one free choice module

Credit Level 5:

Subjects of study include:

  • Laboratory Research Methods
  • plus five option modules
  • plus one free choice module

Credit Level 6:

Subjects of study include:

  • Project A (double module)
  • plus five option modules
  • plus one free choice module

Teaching and Assessment

The course combines lecture, tutorial and practical laboratory elements, together with a variety of learning resources, including podcasts and Blackboard, our online learning environment. Formal exams are supported by course work assessment.

Associated Careers

The strong multi-disciplinary background of graduates from the course makes you attractive to a wide range of employers.

Entry Requirements

  • Qualification type Grade/points
  • A Levels CCD to include CC in Science subjects
  • International Baccalaureate 26 points to include a minimum of 5 in two Higher Level Science subjects
  • BTEC National Diploma/Certificate MMP/DM in Science

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