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MBiol Biology MBiol

University of Greenwich
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Course UCAS code: C100
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  • MBiol, Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
The MBiol is a new programme offering breadth of study from cellular level through human biology to the global environment. It offers the same core options as Biomedical Science and Biological Science with further modules from year two onwards. These include Cancer Therapeutics – taught by a leading writer Lauren Pecorino and Neuroscience – which explores conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. There is also the option graduate after three years with a BSc Hons Biology degree. You will benefit from small laboratory class sizes and tutor support, as well as opportunities to attend lectures from other programmes such as biomedical science, human nutrition, pharmaceutical science, geography and environmental science. It also offers field work and practical laboratory opportunities. The aims of the programme are to develop: A multidisciplinary understanding of biology, from molecular to global level The learning, analytical, critical, and presentational skills to support career development The ability to investigate, document and analyse living systems and understand underlying philosophical, ethical and scientific paradigms The knowledge portfolio and skills needed to thrive in industry, academia or public sector Employment opportunities in the biomedical science, biotechnology, environmental consultancy, agribusiness and sustainable development sectors. The MBiol makes you valuable to an employer because of the emphasis on research with two original projects required in year three and four. Students have benefited from laboratory based experience in Spain, Turkey, United States and France. You can also apply for an extra diploma of industrial practice when you complete a placement. The MBiol's multidisciplinary structure offers the choice to study broadly or specialise. Modules do require a minimum number of students to run each year and may be subject to change. The programme is designed collaboratively between four of our departments: The Medway School of Pharmacy is a collaboration between the University of Greenwich and Kent University. It offers specialist teaching in pharmacy, pharmacology, physiology and chemistry. It scores consistently high marks in the National Student Survey each year The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) has a reputation for delivering high quality research, advice, teaching and training in support of global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction. Projects including partnerships with the UK Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Life and Sports Science is where you can specialise in topics, such as medical biochemistry, medical physiology or sports science (with professional football coaching). Some subjects are vocational and accredited by professional bodies, others provide entry to teaching and research Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Science underpins its teaching with world-class research. The department has strong interests in medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, metabonomics, bioactive materials, chemometrics, land remediation, geographical information systems and environmental conservation and chemistry.
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) Year 4 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. MBiol Project (60 credits) Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits) Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options. Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits) Integrated Pest Management (15 credits) Advanced Neuroscience (15 credits) Inflammation, Immune Disease and Allergy (15 credits) Virology and Anti-virus Therapy (15 credits) Current Issues in Bioscience (15 credits) Climate Change and Ecological Footprinting (15 credits) Food Security (15 credits) Special Topics in Ecology (15 credits)
Assessment Methods:
Teaching and learning methods include: Groupwork Laboratory practicals Investigations Online problem solving. Students are assessed through a mix of: Written examinations Course work Case study reports Problem-solving exercises Critical reviews and analysis Presentations Scenario based assessments Practical reports, together with independent project reports.
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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.

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Recruitment Office:
Tel. 020 8331 9000
Email. [email protected]

Recruitment Office:
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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