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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Degree Route Planner

The School runs two main degree programmes each with the potential of a 40 week placement between Years 2 and 3. The degree programmes are:-

Biological Sciences (BSc.) C100 or Biomedical Sciences (BSc.) B940

The Interactive Degree Route Planner allows you to identify routes within the Biological Sciences programme in particular that suit your personal interests and allows you the flexibility to design your own bioscience degree route. Within the constraints of timetabling and academic prerequisite requirements between levels, we aim to offer as free a choice as possible.

Academic Staff have suggested some degree routes for you. For example, if you are interested in Animal Biology click on the degree route button and the modules that are more aligned with this interest will be shown.  If you are interested in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, click on this button and again another set of modules will be highlighted. All these degree routes are incorporated in either the Biological Sciences (BSc.) degree programme, or the Biomedical Sciences (BSc.) degree programme.

Moreover, to obtain an outline of the content of a particular module, click on the name of that module and this will take you to the appropriate page.

The degree programmes require you to select six modules per year and in the first year you can choose options from other programmes within the University e.g. Modern Languages.

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Year 1: Four compulsory modules provide a common platform of knowledge for all new students and a broad perspective of Biological / Biomedical Sciences.  Two optional modules allow a choice of study across the University, however entrants without A level chemistry will be required to use one of these options to take the chemistry for biology module.

Year 2: Students have a free choice as to whether to take Biological or Biomedical Sciences routes

Optional 40 week placement between years 2 and 3.

Year 3:  Students either follow the Batchelor's route and graduate with BSc this year, or for those who have good grades in year 2,  they can elect to follow a Masters Route. Both Biological and Biomedical Sciences routes permit entry to the MBiol program

BSc Opportunities for field courses, research projects, Biology Enterprise, Biology into Schools modules and specialist taught bioscience modules.

MBiol Biosciences. A similar course to that of the BSc route, except that in place of the BSc project, students can take an additional taught bioscience module.

Year 4: MBiol students take an additional field/course workshop, a specialist  module on research skills, and a research project which extends across two and a half terms.

Click on the show button next to a suggested route for your interests and the module combinations will appear.

Click reset to show all of the options again.

Clicking on the module title will take you to that module's webpage.

O = Optional Module

C = Compulsory Module

A = This module is compulsory for those students without 'A' level chemistry. 

Contact Details

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Durham University,
South Road,
+44 (0)191 3341200