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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Non-Flash Degree Route Planner

Suggested Degree Routes Based on Interests

Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Animal Biology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biomedical Sciences Cell Biology

Ecology & Enviromental Science

Plant & Microbial Biology Whole organism
Year 1
Molecules and Cells C C C C C C C C C
Genetics C C C C C C C C C
Physiology C C C C C C C C C
Organisms and
Environment
C C C C C C C C C
Chemistry for
Biology
A A A A A A A A A
Contemporary
Topics in Biology
O O R R R R R R R
Year 2
Ecology O
R R R
Behaviour O
R R R
Evolution O
R R R R R
Animal & Plant
Physiology
O
R R R R R R
Cell Signalling O
R R R R R
Development O
R R R R R
Cell Structure
and Function
O
R R R R
Molecular
Biology
O R R R R
Biochemistry O
R R R
Human
Physiology
O C R C R R
Medical
Microbiology
O C R C R R
Immunology O C R R C R R
Clinical
Genetics and Biochemistry
C - - C - - - -
Haematology C - - C - - - -
Cell & Tissue
Pathology
C - - C - - - -

Optional 40 week placement between years 2 and 3.

Year 3
Behavioural
Ecology
O
R R R
Conservation Biology O R R R
Global Change Biology O R R R R
Genes and
Development
O R R R R R
Stress and
Responses to the Environment
O R R R R R R
Crops for
the Future
O R R R R
Biochemistry &
Biotechnology
O R R R
Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering O O R R
Ageing and Age-related Diseases O O R R R R
Cell
Architecture
O O R R R R R
Biology
of Disease
C - C
Field Course
/ Workshop
C C C C C C C C C
Literature
Review
C C C C C C C C C
Lab Project /Enterprise / Schools C C C C C C C C C
Year 4 - MBiol Biosciences
Field Course
/ Workshop
C C C C C C C C C
Research Skills C C C C C C C C C
Research Project C C C C C C C C C

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.


O = Optional Module

C = Compulsory Module

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

R = Suggested option for degree route based on selected interest

Year 1

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology.

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Module required for students without A-level Chemistry:

Chemistry for biology.

Year 2

Biological Sciences

Optional Modules:

Ecology, behavior, evolution, animal and plant physiology, signalling

development, cell structure and function, molecular biology, biochemistry, human physiology, medical microbiology, immunology.

Compulsory Modules:

None

Biomedical Sciences

Compulsory Modules:

Human physiology, medical microbiology, immunology, clinical genetics biochemistry, haematology, cell and tissue pathology.

Year 3

Biological Sciences

Optional Modules:

Behavioral and evolutionary ecology, conservation biology

global change biology, genes and development, stress and responses, crops for the future, biochemistry and biotechnology, stem cells, ageing and age-related diseases, cell architecture.

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.

Biomedical Sciences

Optional Modules:

stem cells, ageing and age-related diseases, cell architecture.

Compulsory Modules:

Biology of disease, field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.


Suggested routes based on your interests

Ecology & Environmental Science

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Optional Modules:

Ecology, behaviour, evolution, animal and plant physiology, cell signaling, molecular biology, biochemistry, medical microbiology

Compulsory Modules:

None

Year 3

Optional Modules:

Behavioural Ecology, conservation biology, global change biology, stress and responses , crops for the future, biochemistry and biotechnology

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools


Whole Organism

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Optional Modules:

ecology, behaviour, evolution, animal and plant physiology, cell signaling, Development, human physiology, immunology

Compulsory Module:

None

Year 3

Optional Modules:

behavioural Ecology, conservation biology, global change biology, genes and development, stress and responses, ageing and age-related diseases.

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.



Animal Biology

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Optional Modules:

Ecology, behaviour, evolution, animal and plant physiology, Development, cell structure and function, human physiology, immunology

Compulsory Modules:

None

Year 3

Optional Modules:

behavioural Ecology, conservation biology, genes and development, stress and responses, ageing and age-related diseases, cell architecture.

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.



Plant & Microbial Biology

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Optional Modules:

evolution, animal and plant physiology, cell signaling, development, cell structure and function, molecular biology, biochemistry, medical microbiology

Compulsory Modules:

None

Year 3

Optional Modules:

global change biology, genes and development, stress and responses , crops for the future, biochemistry and biotechnology, cell architecture.

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.


Cell Biology

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Optional Modules:

evolution, animal and plant physiology, cell signaling, development, cell structure and function, molecular biology, human physiology, immunology

Compulsory Modules:

None

Year 3

Optional Modules:

genes and development, stress and responses, crops for the future, stem cells & tissue engineering, ageing and age-related diseases, cell architecture.

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.



Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Optional Modules:

animal and plant physiology, Cell signaling, development, cell structure and function, molecular biology, biochemistry, human physiology, immunology

Compulsory Modules:

None

Year 3

Optional Modules:

genes and development, stress and responses, crops for the future, biochemistry and biotechnology, stem cells & tissue engineering.

Compulsory Modules:

Field course workshop, literature review, lab project enterprise schools.


Biomedical Sciences

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

Molecules and cells, genetics, physiology, organisms and environment.

Chemistry for biology

Optional Modules:

Contemporary topics in biology

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

human physiology, medical microbiology, immunology, clinical genetics biochemistry, haematology, cell and tissue pathology

Year 3

Optional Modules:

stem cells & tissue engineering, ageing and age-related diseases, cell architecture,

Compulsory Modules:

Biology of disease, Workshop, literature review, lab project.