Cell Biology (Study Abroad) BSc Hons
What will you study?
Besides core modules in Cell Biology, the degree gives you a solid background in related fields, such as genetics, microbiology, immunology and biochemistry. Later on, you can choose modules, techniques courses and projects in specialised areas of Cell Biology to suit your own interests.
The first year of your degree involves some compulsory modules designed to ensure a good general overview of modern day cell biology subjects. These modules include Cell Structure and Function, Genetics, and Molecules of Life. In addition, you can choose a further five modules from any of the bioscience subjects on offer or even from one of a number of different departments in the University.
You will spend your second year at a university in North America or Australasia. During this year you will focus on a range of compulsory modules including Biochemistry and DNA Technology as well as some more practically oriented modules designed to develop the laboratory skills and knowledge required by Biologists today.
The flexibility of the final year enables you to tailor your degree to your own interests. You'll be able to select from a diverse range of modules including Cell Signalling, Cancer, Immunology, and Medical Genetics. You'll also benefit from the diverse range of internationally renowned Cell Biology research experience amongst our academic staff members when you conduct your own laboratory-based project.
Where could it take you?
Many Cell Biology graduates find jobs within the pharmaceutical industry, hospital research, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes. While two thirds of our graduates typically enter bioscience professions, the transferable skills developed on this course - and from studying abroad- open up opportunities in management, finance and marketing. Studying abroad will add to these options.
Other Lancaster graduates go on to take MSc or PhD qualifications, working with our internationally excellent academic staff to produce world-class research.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the 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 awareness, 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. All to include two science A-levels from Biol/Chem/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
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 36 points overall with 16 points from best three HL courses
Mature students: Applications welcome
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with at least 6 in each element)
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
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UCAS Code: C132
For Entry: 2013, 2014
Duration: Full time 3 Year(s)
Department: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of)
Phone: +44 (0)1524 593265
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