Bsc Hons Biology

This might include relevant reading, voluntary or work experience, areas of interest from your current studies or other relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Compulsory units cover core concepts that you’ll need to understand as part of your degree programme. Some of our courses also offer the opportunity for you to study optional units.

Examine current threats to biodiversity and the characteristics that make some species more vulnerable than others. Learn to use scientific evidence to support biological conservation strategies. Explore the fascinating inner workings of cells, giving you a foundation in areas such as cell, molecular biology and biochemistry.

Students can choose to leave after three years and graduate with a BA, or they can continue to a fourth year and graduate with an MBiol. Any mandatory field trips are paid for by the University but optional residential trips such as the International Biology field trip incur additional costs. Susanne is a vet by training and has spent time in large, small and exotic animal practice in England, Germany and Zimbabwe. Susanne’s teaching is very much informed by this practical experience as well as her research experience . However, students may have work experience in different organisations, or may be involved in field or lab work outside the University.

We’re currently reviewing entry requirements based on this and they may be subject to some small changes. However, if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll also look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. We are currently reviewing our approach to teaching and learning for 2022 entry and beyond. We’ve learned a lot about how to give you a quality education – we aim to combine the best of our in-person teaching and learning with access to online learning and digital resources which put you more in charge of when and how you study. The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks.

Many students also go on to further education, pursuing master’s degrees, PHDs, postgraduate teaching qualifications, and medicine and law courses. We have had many successful years with our students attending this worldwide jamobree. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with role models who are professional biologists in government and non-governmental organisations. You’ll be assessed using a mixture of coursework styles designed to develop your transferable skills. Such as practical and fieldwork reports, case studies, research posters, oral presentations and examinations.