BSc (Hons) - Bioscience - Part-Time
It aims to support students to acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and to acquire and apply skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience.
You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshop situations, classes, laboratory experimentation, work placements and fieldwork.
Work placement experiences can either be with a student's existing employer or with an organisation participating in the programme. Other skills such as English, maths and IT are developed throughout the course.
- To acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and sufficient knowledge in related fields, as appropriate.
- To acquire and apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience.
- To appreciate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of bioscience.
- To develop a range of transferable skills (oral communication, writing, numerical and computational) relevant to a wider range of graduate employment opportunities
- To provide a knowledge and skills base to develop a career in bioscience
- To develop the student as an independent learner and reflexive practitioner
- To acquire an awareness of the wider social, economic and ethical aspects of science
- To meet local and national needs of employers by providing graduates for employment and by providing professional development opportunities for employees through part-time study
- To improve the employability of graduates through work placement experiences in institutions such as the pharmaceutical industry, scientific suppliers and selected roles in hospitals.
All of the following modules are currently subject to change.
Year 1 & 2
Module name Credits Core Biology 1 15 Core Biology 2 15 Foundation of Cell Biology 15 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 15 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 15 Maths for Sciences 15 General Microbiology 15 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 15
Year 3 & 4
Module name Credits Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology 15 Principles of Genetics 15 Laboratory Techniques for Biomedical Science 30 Research Skills 15 Principles of Pathology 15 Understanding the Work Sector 15 Work-based Learning 15
Year 5 & 6
Module name Credits DNA & Gene Manipulation 15 Special Topics in Bioscience 15 Special Topics in Cell & Molecular Biology 15 Medical Genetics 15 Current Advances in Biomedical Science 15 Molecular Cell Biology 15 Undergraduate Project 15
You will need:
88 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-levels, successful completion of a relevant FdSc course or equivalent level 3 qualification, e.g. Extended Diploma (MMP) or Access to Science and Nursing course (30 level 3 credits at merit grade are required for Access progression).
- GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 4 (C) or above
Mature students without the above are considered depending on relevant experience and aptitude.
International (EEA) applicants
International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents.
Information about course fees and student finance can be found below.Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
What qualification will I achieve?
BSc (Hons) Bioscience
How is my course assessed?
Students are introduced to a range of different forms of assessment and will be in accordance with the learning outcomes and will be both formative (e.g. computer based exercises, non-assessed presentations, class exercises etc) and summative (e.g. unseen and seen examinations, computer-based assessments, essays, practical/field reports, assessed seminar presentations, review and assessment of scientific papers, laboratory skills, project report, work placement report etc). Although employer input is crucial to the success of work-based learning they are not involved directly in the assessment process.