Bioscience with Entrepreneurship BSc Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
C1N2

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2018

A Level Requirements AAB
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Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

The BSc Bioscience with Entrepreneurship has been specially designed for those with an interest in a range of Bioscience topics and who are looking to understand the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. No prior study of Business or Entrepreneurship is required for entry onto this degree.


Biosciences are fundamental to our understanding of many of the key issues facing human society today, from the development of new treatments for diseases to the need to produce sufficient food to feed the increasing global population. Bioscience is a fast-paced, innovative environment that increasingly requires graduates who are not only leading scientists, but those who also have an entrepreneurial mind-set.


The world is continually changing and every business, small or large, needs people with entrepreneurial skills and behaviours. Entrepreneurship is about being equipped to identify new opportunities, knowing how to act on them, and making a difference – it is not just about business start-up, but is applicable within a range of different contexts.


The degree offers a broad range of Bioscience and Entrepreneurship modules for you to choose from, so you can tailor your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations, especially in your second and third years.


You will be taught by subject experts from both the Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). Lancaster University is ranked fifth in the UK for Biological Sciences by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and our Management School is recognised as one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.


The facilities for studying Biosciences at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories where you will be developing your practical biomedical and life science skills.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The BSc Bioscience with Entrepreneurship has been specially designed for those with an interest in a range of Bioscience topics and who are looking to understand the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. No prior study of Business or Entrepreneurship is required for entry onto this degree.


    Biosciences are fundamental to our understanding of many of the key issues facing human society today, from the development of new treatments for diseases to the need to produce sufficient food to feed the increasing global population. Bioscience is a fast-paced, innovative environment that increasingly requires graduates who are not only leading scientists, but those who also have an entrepreneurial mind-set.


    The world is continually changing and every business, small or large, needs people with entrepreneurial skills and behaviours. Entrepreneurship is about being equipped to identify new opportunities, knowing how to act on them, and making a difference – it is not just about business start-up, but is applicable within a range of different contexts.


    The degree offers a broad range of Bioscience and Entrepreneurship modules for you to choose from, so you can tailor your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations, especially in your second and third years.


    You will be taught by subject experts from both the Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). Lancaster University is ranked fifth in the UK for Biological Sciences by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and our Management School is recognised as one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.


    The facilities for studying Biosciences at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories where you will be developing your practical biomedical and life science skills.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    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 or 6, English Language grade C or 4

    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.

    Other Qualifications

    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

    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 ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Optional

    Year 3

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules 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.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    After studying Bioscience with Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University, you can look forward to a promising career in areas such as industrial and medical research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or forensic science. Alternatively, the course is an ideal base from which to continue on to postgraduate study in Biosciences or Business and Entrepreneurship-related subjects.


    The Entrepreneurship element of this degree will provide you with valuable understanding of innovation and global business, therefore making you particularly attractive to Bioscience business employers who often operate in innovative context. You may wish to start your own business or explore innovation opportunities using the entrepreneurial understanding gained during this degree.


    During your degree you will gain practical skills such as laboratory competence and experimental design; numerical skills such as statistical analysis and data recording and presentation; and interpersonal skills such as team working, communication and negotiation. The transferable skills and analytical training you will gain during your degree will allow you to enter science or diverse fields such as management, marketing and finance. You will also study an employability skills module to help you manage your professional development and prepare for the job market.


    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.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £18,890

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    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: Island Students.

    Funding

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

    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. 

The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.
The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.

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Lectures

Lectures provide an introduction to the key issues and findings in each topic and are delivered by an expert in that particular field. Lectures usually last either one or two hours and should be complemented by reading relevant literature on the topic. We provide online reading lists, suggesting suitable books and journals which will be available either digitally or in print from our library.

Tutorials

Tutorials are usually one-hour sessions where you will be encouraged to discuss your learning with a small group of fellow students, under the guidance of a tutor. We encourage you to make the most of these groups by becoming used to speaking out, listening to others and learning to increasingly present yourself with confidence. You'll become experienced in being part of a team and explore the topics under study together.

Practical Classes

Many of our modules include practical sessions alongside lectures and tutorials. These are designed to help you discover the key biological principles underpinning your study, whilst also developing your skills which you will be able to put to use throughout your degree and future career.

Assessment

The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the degree. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

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