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. 100% of our graduates are either working or studying 15 months after graduating
- 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 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. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.
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 2024, September 2025
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time, or 4 years full-time with one placement year. Students enrolled on the foundation year complete an additional year at the start.
All subjects considered
For September 2024 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 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.