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BSc (Hons) Biology (Extended) (Sandwich)

University of Greenwich
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Course UCAS code: C1FY
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 5 Years
Course Summary:
This is a career-oriented programme that will allow you to gain a strong foundation in key areas of molecular biological sciences and develop a wide range of scientific skills to prepare you for employment or for further study. If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. Foundation year The foundation year is designed to give you: A thorough introduction to chemistry and to biology A thorough introduction to biochemistry and to pharmacology Fundamentals of energy, life and resources An understanding of how to measure change Essential skills for science Improved mathematics Laboratory practice. Employability The programme has a strong emphasis on hands-on practical work in both your teaching and learning, and in the assessments. In addition, there is a student-led project in the final year. You can study this programme with a sandwich year in industry. You should apply for this programme if you are interested in basic research and development, teaching, or in working in hospital laboratories, multidisciplinary biological environments, the scientific civil service or scientific journalism. A significant proportion of our graduates pursue further study towards masters and PhD level degrees and careers in research. The aims of the programme are: To provide students with a knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, and medical sciences as well as the practical applications of the biological sciences To prepare students for work in the field of biological sciences, and to develop the necessary professional and transferable skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments that can be built on throughout the students' professional life.
Year 0 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Introduction to Laboratory Practice (15 credits) Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits) Introduction to Biology (15 credits) Introduction to Chemistry (15 credits) Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits) Nutrition and Health (15 credits) Introduction to Pharmacology (15 credits) Learning Skills for Science (15 credits) Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits) Practical and Professional Skills - Life Science (15 credits) Fundamental Biology (15 credits) Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits) Plant, Animal and Insect Physiology (15 credits) Evolution and Biodiversity (15 credits) Ecological Fundamentals (15 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Metabolism and Disease (15 credits) Cell Biology and Immunity (15 credits) Genetics (15 credits) Microbiology and the Environment (15 credits) Ecology & Ecosystems (15 credits) Research and Professional Skills in Life Science (15 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits) Plant Science (15 credits) Biogeography and Conservation Ecology (15 credits) Pharmacology (15 credits) Animal Science and Environmental Physiology (15 credits) Year 3 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Project (Life Sciences) (30 credits) Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options. Renal and Cardiovascular Biology (15 credits) Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits) Applied Plant Ecology (15 credits) Biotechnology for Crop Production (15 credits) Conservation and the Environment (15 credits) Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (15 credits) Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits) Animal Ecology (15 credits) Medical Microbiology (15 credits) Medical Biochemistry (15 credits) Neuropharmacology (30 credits) Insect Biology (15 credits)
Assessment Methods:
Assessment Teaching will be carried out through a mixture of: Lectures Tutorials Laboratory- practical classes student-centered intensive workshops. Typical assessment methods include: Coursework Practical sessions based in laboratories Examinations.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Greenwich is seriously the nicest part of London! It’s a lovely little suburb, with great little shops, pubs with atmosphere and character, and the park, which is beautiful no matter what time of year. The one thing it isn’t is cheap, but the eagle eyed among you will be able to find the right deals and cheaper nights out in the city – New Cross is a short bus ride away and has plenty of nice, cheap(er) pubs. The course itself was great, with the lovely accommodation being the crowning touch of my experience.

Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £12,100
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Tel. 020 8331 9000
Email. [email protected]

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  • JoyceRuben98's avatar by JoyceRuben98 on 24th January 2019
    My experience so far in the uni is so far but for others it could be different and my the weeks I’ve got classes is just Tuesdays and Thursdays and their both long hours but still it’s good like I don’t feel like I’m falling behind on stuff
  • laura-roberts18's avatar by laura-roberts18 on 24th January 2019
    It was very tricky to begin with but I soon settled in and everyone makes everyone else feel welcome and the staff and support team are very helpful and there are lots of people to talk to if you’re struggling settling in
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