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Biology (MBiol)

University of Greenwich
Kent, Great Britain
Full-time
€17,038.80/year
2016 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

This highly practical course will give you a comprehensive, multidisciplinary understanding of biology from the molecular to the global level. You will carry out two research projects, developing the analytical and problem-solving skills prospective employers are looking for.

The course has an international focus, enabling you to learn from global experts and undertake field trips and work placements abroad. Employment opportunities include industrial and medical research or work as a consultant in areas such as biomedical science, biotechnology or agribusiness. You could also follow this course with a PhD.

Notes:
• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit (pre/settled status, 3 years + with permanent address): £9,250

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
16
or
Foundation Year
55
English Level
IELTS
6
or
PTE
51
or
TOEFL (internet based)
60
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Other accepted qualifications:

  • A-level: 40 Points from Biology
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 40 Points from Biology
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Apolytirion with grade 17 in English.
  • University of Greenwich English Language Test (OIETC): Overall grade B2+ with B2 in each skill.

Important Information:

  • If your English language qualification is below the standard requirements listed above, you may be eligible for our online pre-sessional English (PSE) programme.
  • If you do not currently hold an IELTS and think you might need a pre-sessional English programme to reach the required level, you can also take the University's English Language Test (UOGELT). If you do not achieve the required score for direct entry, you will be eligible to study our online pre-sessional course using your UOGELT result.

Curriculum

Year 1

Biochemistry 1 (15 credits)
Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
Evolution and Biodiversity (15 credits)
Ecological Fundamentals (15 credits)
Practical and Academic Skills (30 credits)

Year 2

Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
Cell Biology and Immunity (15 credits)
Plant Science (15 credits)
Genetics (15 credits)
Microbiology and the Environment (15 credits)
Research and Professional Skills in Life Science (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:
Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
Animal Science and Environmental Physiology (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:
Biogeography and Ecosystems (15 credits)
Pharmacology (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:
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:
Pathophysiology of Disease (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 modules:
MBiol Project (60 credits)
Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options:
Integrated Pest Management (30 credits)
Agronomy and Crop Physiology (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)

Careers

  • Prepare for a career in medical research investigating cures for global infections such as those from the Coronavirus or Ebolavirus families.
  • Work in government to influence approaches to climate change action or research new ways to ensure food security.
  • Become a Data Analyst to discover key factors affecting nutrition and obesity.
  • Inspire the next generation of scientists by becoming a Biology teacher.
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