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Biology (MBiol)

University of Greenwich
On campus
 2959 Points
4 Years
Apply date
May 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

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.


• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £9,250

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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)


  • 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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