also available in 2017
A Level Requirements
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Full time 3 Year(s)
This is a mainstream Biological Sciences degree with a bias towards human and disease-related topics. This degree is aimed at students with a broad interest in the biological sciences who have a specific interest in the biological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of human health or disease conditions.
The degree is designed to provide a broad grounding in bioscience subjects whilst maintaining an emphasis on specific biomedical topics. You’ll also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biological and biomedical practices by taking a series of techniques courses, some of which are taught by staff from a local hospital.
In your first two years, you’ll study core Biomedical Science subjects such as Genetics, Anatomy and Tissue Structure, Infection and Immunity, Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and Biomedicine and Society. You’ll also choose from other bioscience modules, such as Evolutionary Biology and Aquatic Ecology. In the second year you’ll also take techniques courses such as Cell Biology Techniques, DNA Technology and Microbiological Techniques.
In your final year, you can tailor your degree to your own interests by selecting from a diverse range of subjects including Medical Genetics, Cell Signalling, Environmental Pathogens, Protein Biochemistry, Tropical Diseases, and Immunology.
During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project where you’ll benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academic staff.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects 2 science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade C
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in 2 HL science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in Applied Science including sufficient Biology and Chemistry content
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Our graduates find career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes. The transferable skills acquired during this degree make our graduates attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance, teaching and marketing.
This degree will also provide an excellent platform for research-based careers in Biology and Biomedicine, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from
the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here:
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 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.
Scholarships recognising academic talent:
Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.
Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.
Bursaries for life, living and learning:
Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.
Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018.
It is recommended, but not compulsory, that students join the Biochemical Society. The cost for this will be approximately £20. Biological Sciences students have the option to attend the LEC field trip and students will need to pay for travel costs.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.