Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to compliment their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied. For a full list contact the Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of) department.

Year 1

  • Molecules of Life
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Tissue Structure
  • Impact of Microbes
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Hormones and Development
  • Human Physiology
  • Skills in Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis
  • Biomedical Science in Practice
  • Biomedicine and Society
  • Diagnosis in Biomedical Science

Year 2

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Practical Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Cell Biology Techniques
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Study Abroad Year

Year 3

  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Signalling 1
  • Cell Signalling, Transport and Disease
  • Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Neurobiology
  • Ethics in Biomedicine
  • Environmental Pathogens
  • Cancer
  • Pathobiology
  • Biology of Ageing
  • Enhancing your Employability and Career Potential
  • Biological Sciences Research Project

Year 4

  • DNA Technology
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Immunology
  • Microbes and Disease
  • Diseases of the Brain
  • Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Biomedicine in Context
  • Drug Development (from concept to clinic)
  • MSci Research Project

Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three modules of study which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

For further information about the department, staff and courses please visit the Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of) department website.