Why study BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences at BU?
- Consolidate and progress your core knowledge and understanding of biological chemistry, cell biology, human physiology and evolutionary biology
- Develop important practical laboratory and scientific skills that will form the basis of future successes in academic writing and experimental design.
- Define your pathway though the degree, with options to explore your chosen subjects in greater depth, developing your own project ideas and considering potential career paths.
- Opt to complete a 30-week placement to gain experience and insights for your future career.
- You’ll develop and complete a defining dissertation project that will highlight your abilities and interests – ending the degree as an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled biological scientist.
- We often collaborate with professional practitioners so that your work has immediate practical benefits as well as being an inspiring way to learn.
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for Biological Sciences, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.
For September 2021 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in the industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in March 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
Why study a degree in Biological Sciences?
Your degree will be centred around developing the skills you need to work in professional practice, as well as equipping you with a variety of transferable skills that will give you a range of career options in Biotechnology, Environmental science, Forensic and biomedical research, and Education.
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Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with a 5-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time with a 5-week placement or 5 years with a 30-week minimum placement
All subjects considered
For September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. If you do not meet the entry requirements for the course, you can opt to take a foundation year before progressing on to the full degree. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. Foundation year: IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (writing, speaking, listening and reading) or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.