Biological Science BSc Honours University of Westminster
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Wednesday 7th June 2023 - On campus - 5:30-7PM (BST)
Our Biological Sciences BSc will give you a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and the key skills to prepare you for careers ranging from research, medicine, science and education, to law and management.
Our flexible course enables you to focus on molecular science, human biology or applied biosciences, or take a route designed specifically toward your own interests.
Alongside developing an excellent foundation in biological knowledge, through the study of our core modules, you'll be able to explore global challenges facing humanity and the planet – and the biological solutions to help overcome those challenges – through an extensive range of optional subjects.
You'll have the chance to explore cutting-edge topics in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications. Our modules are research-driven, with a passion for scientific enquiry.
You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a lab-based final-year project, giving you experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scientific research.
The University Careers and Employability Service and course-related events provide opportunities to discover a range of bioscience-related careers to support you in preparing for your future.
Our Biological Sciences BSc has been designed to provide a thorough knowledge of biosciences and to equip you with vital transferable skills that will help you to succeed in both science and non-science careers.
Top reasons to study with us
- Choose your own path – Our course is diverse and flexible, giving you the freedom to select modules and target your education towards your chosen career pathway
- Gain lab experience – You can gain experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scientific research by choosing to undertake a lab-based final-year project
- Award-winning biosciences graduates – The success of our biosciences students has been recognised by a wide range of external awards, including the Biochemical Society Prize and the Royal Society of Biology's Top Student Award
Why study this course?
- Target your education
Our flexible course allows you to focus on molecular science, human biology or applied biosciences, or take a route designed specifically for your chosen career pathway.
- Explore cutting-edge topics
Our research-driven modules give you the chance to explore the latest in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications.
- Fantastic London location
Our central London location means that you'll be perfectly placed to take advantage of career and collaboration opportunities in the city.
The BSc (Hons) Biological Science degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Graduates from this accredited programme benefit from associate membership of the Royal Society of Biology, which opens up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs and provides a foundation from which to apply for CBiol (Chartered Biologist).
- Choose your own career path
Our course is diverse and flexible, giving you the freedom to select modules and target your education toward your chosen career pathway.
- Award-winning graduates
The success of our biosciences students has been recognised by a wide range of external awards, including the Biochemical Society Prize and the Royal Society of Biology's Top Student Award.
- Employers around the world
The University’s Careers and Employability Service has built up a network of over 3,000 employers around the world, helping all our students explore and connect with exciting opportunities and careers.
The success of our biosciences students has been recognised by a wide range of external awards, including:
- Biochemical Society Prize – Camila Gaspar (Biochemistry 2016)
- British Pharmacological Society Student Contribution Prize – Pavandip Panesar (Pharmacology and Physiology, 2016)
- Royal Society of Biology Top Student Award –James Linyard (Biochemistry 2017)
- The Physiology Society Prize and The British Pharmacological Society BSc Pharmacology Prize – James Camp (Pharmacology and Physiology, 2016)
The flexibility offered within our Biological Sciences degree will enable you to select from a wide range of bioscience modules, and the assessments are designed to equip you with a range of transferable skills important for any graduate career.
Our graduates have gone on to success in a wide range of careers, including:
- Graduate management programmes
- Healthcare management
- Medicine and biomedical research
- Pharmaceutical sciences
Our course is designed so that you can follow one of three routes: molecular science, environmental and microbiology or human biology. However, the flexibility of the program enables you to construct your own thread through the broad range of module choices.
Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials, field trips and practicals), independent work, group work, laboratory classes, virtual simulations and online support activities.
The range of assessment methods includes laboratory practical skills, data analysis, practical proformas, essays, wikis, blogs, posters, presentations and exams.
The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.
Study subjects include:
- Applications of Biological Sciences
- Biological Chemistry
- Cell Biology
- Fundamentals of Pharmacology
- Human Physiology
- Professional Development in Science (PRoDS)
- Science: History, Philosophy and Practice
Credit Level 4
Study subjects include:
- Contemporary Challenges in Biology
- Exploring the Microbial World
- Human Parasitology
- Medical Physiology
- Metabolic Biochemistry
- Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Research Methods
Credit Level 5
Professional experience or study abroad year
Between Years 2 and 3, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement year in the industry. Completing the placement year will lead to the final award of Bachelor of Science with Honours – Biological Sciences with Professional Experience.
Alternatively, you can undertake a period of study abroad at one of Westminster’s partner institutions. Successful completion will lead to the final award of Bachelor of Science with Honours – Biological Sciences with International Experience.
Study subjects include:
- Applied Biotechnology
- Applied Medical Science
- Cancer Biology
- Designing a Sustainable World
- Gene Editing and Genomics
- Global Ethics
- Life: Origins and Evolution
- Medical Microbiology in the Genomics Era
- Final Year Project in Life Sciences
Credit Level 6
Many of our courses offer international study and work experiences, and the University provides other global opportunities that all students can apply for - so whatever you're studying, you'll have the chance to go abroad.
Opportunities could include:
- Taking part in a semester or year-long exchanges at institutions around the world
- Attending an international summer school or field trip
- Developing your CV through volunteering or work placements abroad
International experience broadens horizons, boosts self-confidence, and improves global understanding, alongside being fantastic for your career.
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Scholarships and Funding
The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.
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