Cell Biology examines the structure and function of cells at all levels. Students on this course will study elements of biochemistry and molecular biology to examine how cells function at an individual level. This will be combined with studies on the interactions and signals that pass between cells in the development and maintenance of tissues within organisms. Overall our flexible Cell Biology degree provides you with core modules in Cell Biology coupled to a solid background in other related fields such as genetics, microbiology, immunology and biochemistry. In the later parts of the course you can choose modules, techniques courses and projects in specialised areas of Cell Biology to suit your own interests. We also offer this course with a Study Abroad option, which allows you the opportunity to spend your second year studying at a university in either North America or Australia.
A level requirements are typically AAB (AAA for Study Abroad option) to include two science A-levels from Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths/Psychology/ Geography/ Environmental Science/Computing/IT. We normally expect three A-levels. GCSE Maths B & GCSE English Language C.
All candidates should have GCSE English language at grade C or above. For details of alternative English qualifications please follow this link.
Candidates should also have a minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics or the equivalent. We will also consider 'Access' course Mathematics components.
We welcome applications from mature candidates.
After receiving your application we will invite you to an Open Day for informal discussions with members of staff and to visit the campus. More information on applying is available here.
This degree will provide an excellent platform for research based careers in biochemistry and genetics, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition there are many opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital research, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes that are accessible to our biochemistry graduates. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make the graduate attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance and marketing.
Download a copy of our prospectus. Includes details of all courses and modules.
Dr Sue Broughton
Head of Admissions
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Tel: 01524 593265