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Biological Sciences MSci Hons

What will you study?

This degree offers you a diverse choice of modules in genetics, biomedicine, microbiology, ecology, physiology and conservation. You start your Biological Sciences degree studying modules such as Cell Structure and Function and Evolutionary Biology. The flexible nature of the course enables you to transfer to one of our more specialised degree programmes after your first year.

Your second and third years allow you to specialise or continue with a broad approach to the subject with modules such as Medical Microbiology, Populations to Ecosystems, Biology of Ageing and Global Change Biology

Your final year allows you to focus onparticular areas of interest and to carry out an extended laboratory or field based project.

Our links with external research institutions, such as hospitals and industrial laboratories, add even greater texture to your experience.

Where could it take you?

Careers in biological sciences are varied and the precise career choice will depend on your interests and themodules you take during the course of your degree. This four year MSci degreeplaces astrong emphasis on research skills and practical training through masters level modules and an extended project. You will therefore be ideally qualified to undertake a PhD leading to a research career in industry or academia. The potentially broad nature of the degree will be of benefit if youwish to teach biology in secondary schools or follow a career in science journalism.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2014:

A-level: AAA. To include two science A-levels from Biol/Chem/Comp/Env Sci/Geog/Maths/Physics/Psychology

General Studies: Only accepted if taken as one of four A levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: Maths (B) and English Language (C)

Scottish Highers: AAABB

International Bacc: 36 points overall with 16 points from best three HL courses

IELTS: 6.0


Mature students: Applications welcome. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

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