Our BSc Bioscience with Entrepreneurship (Placement Year) 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. This four-year degree is ideal if you wish to gain work experience as part of your degree. 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 fourth years.
You will be taught by our biology academics and Lancaster University Management School. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosceinces in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and fifth in the UK for biological sciences and seventh for business studies in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. Lancaster University Management School is 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.
The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.