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BSc (Hons) Biology (with integrated foundation year)

University of Cumbria
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Course UCAS code: C111
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
There are so many careers that a biology degree can take you into – that's why choice is at the heart of our human biology course to give you flexibility to specialise your studies. You'll get a firm foundation in scientific, intellectual and investigative skills to progress you onto the BSc (Hons) Biology programme. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** We've designed this relevant and modern course to give you a broad understanding of biological principles, but importantly, the flexibility to specialise in either microbiology or molecular biology. Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future as a scientist. Plus, you'll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research. - Study in our new up-to-date labs to gain the practical skills employers demand - Build confidence planning and conducting experiments independently - crucial skills for your future as a scientist - Taught by academic staff, involved in research and passionate about their field - Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you - Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path - Explore current advances in human biology to keep up-to-date with scientific developments - Study topical clinical and environmental microbiology, such as Ebola - Learn and study about genetics, their patterns of inheritance and mutations - We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide So, if you're fascinated by the human body's genetics or perhaps you want to play a part in the exciting future fight against disease, this human biology course will enable you to study and research topical, worldwide issues affecting individuals. Students have gone on to work for major pharmaceutical companies, cancer research, undertaken postgraduate research or become teachers – with 94% doing so within 6 months of graduating. So, give your future career in science the edge with our modern human biology degree.
You will gain a firm foundation in scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge from which to progress onto your chosen BSc(Hons) programme whether that be Biology, Zoology, Forensic Science, Conservation Biology or Animal Conservation Science. BSc Year 2: Introductory modules: â–  Cell Biology â–  Molecular Biology â–  Introductory Biochemistry â–  Human Anatomy and Physiology â–  Introductory Microbiology and Immunology â–  Introduction to Laboratory Science. BSc Year 3: â–  Six modules are selected dependant on the pathway of choice: â–  Infection and Immunity â–  Applications in Molecular Biology â–  Introduction to Bioinformatics â–  Microbiological Techniques â–  Human Genetics â–  Medical Microbiology â–  Biochemical Pathways â–  Microbial Genetics â–  Pharmacology and Physiology BSc Year 4: â–  Research Project â–  Modules are then selected depending on the pathway of choice. Specimen modules include: â–  The Molecular Basis for Infection â–  Medical Genetics etc.
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15 January

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Carlisle is not the party capital of the UK – if you’re looking to drink your student loan away, you’ll find it difficult here! What you get instead is a lovely small town, and a small student body. This means you’ll really connect with everyone here, and your teachers can really devote their attention to you and help with your degree. The lectures and seminars are also really cosy, and tutors will often encourage debate between you and your class, which for will really help with the learning and fostering of ideas.

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University of Cumbria:
Tel. 0845 606 1144

University of Cumbria:
Tel. 0845 606 1144

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  • Annalove21's avatar by Annalove21 on 24th January 2019
    Its friendly,close knit, high quality of teaching
  • BarleyC's avatar by BarleyC on 27th February 2017
    I'd enjoy there to be more facilities in the university. The gym is small there and there aren't many teams. Other than that, you can do anything outside of university up here.
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