Bsc Biology

It explores the whole-organism responses of animals and plants to light, to pollution and to disease-causing micro-organisms. It goes on to consider how such responses are controlled and co-ordinated, and how information is communicated between individuals in both animals and plants. In this module, students will explore the chemistry of some of the most important molecules to life, including water, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The module begins with an overview of basic chemistry for example atomic structure, bonding, pH and molecular shape. It looks at the properties of water and how these enable water to support life. The structure and bonding within nucleic acids, proteins and carbohydrates are explored with emphasis upon how this is related to function within a cell.

Feedback is intended to help you learn and progress, and you are encouraged to review and discuss your feedback with your module or personal tutor. You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back. We only accept Mathematics 3b, 3c, 4 or 5 as a mathematics subject for this course.

You will gain a foundation in cell biology and genetics, and study evolution, biological data analysis, and plant life. You may select from a very wide range of modules that include studies at molecular, organ, organism and ecosystem levels. Finally, students will be able to explain how plants resist attack by herbivorous insects and pathogenic microorganisms. Biology encompasses and unites concepts, techniques and data from many allied sciences to provide a broader understanding of Life’s processes and interactions. It is a programme for self- motivated students with a strong scientific interest who wish to develop their knowledge and practical skills in biology.

Acceptable science subjects considered include Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology. 79%-85% overall to include grade 8 in Biology and grade 8 in one further science subject. We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access support to improve your study skills through your tutor, our subject librarians and our online academic skills centre. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

This course considers the physiology of the brain and the nervous system; the heart and the circulatory system; the external respiratory system and the gastrointestinal system. There is also some limited information on the pathophysiology of relevant human diseases. Other aspects of human physiology, involving different tissue and organ systems, are covered elsewhere. The module has a main weekly lecture but much learning and consolidation of knowledge occurs in smaller seminar groups where students are given the opportunity to share their learning through presentations and debates. Students will start to understand the mechanisms that bacteria use to cause human disease. Several fungi will be examined and students will learn how fungi are exploited in industry.

The options system in the second and third years allows students to study either a general background encompassing a comprehensive range of topics, or specialise in detailed aspects of animals, plants, cells or ecology. Progression to the MBiol is contingent on satisfactory academic performance in the first three years. In this module you will develop an understanding of the fundamental chemistry of life processes and laboratory experiments. You will look at the basics of biological chemistry, including the chemical bonding and reactivity of important biomolecules, intermolecular forces, 3D structure and isomerism. You will analyse equilibria in acid/base biochemistry and solve related problems. You will also learn the basic biochemical lab techniques and carry out consequent data analysis.

You can apply for the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme run by the University. It is based with the biology teaching team over the summer, and you can take an optional work-based module in your final year. Make lifelong friends on residential field courses (UK trips are included in your fees; optional overseas trips are extra).

But climate change and human factors can also increase the rate of evolution. Behavioural ecology considers the evolutionary pressures that shape behaviour. This module will explore animal behaviours from evolutionary biology and population ecological perspectives. Minimum of 79% overall to include grade 8 in Biology and grade 8 in one further science subject.

The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. If you choose the Animal pathway, you will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom and the natural world.