Bioscience with Entrepreneurship (Placement Year) BSc Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
C1N3

Entry Year
2018

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

The Bioscience with Entrepreneurship degree is aimed at students with an interest in a range of Bioscience topics but who are also looking to understand the challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. This programme provides you with support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full time employee of the organisation with the same training and opportunities as other employees whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from the University.

This degree provides a broad range of Bioscience and Entrepreneurship modules for you to choose from, so you can tailor this degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations. You will also take part in a Placement Preparation module and a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year. No prior experience of Business or Entrepreneurship is required for entry to this degree scheme.

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. 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 will also provide you with a range of transferable skills that are increasingly asked for by graduate employers, as well as opening up a variety of other career pathways.

Although you will be supported by professional careers staff in preparing your industrial placement application, it is likely that not all students applying to this Programme will be successful in securing these nationally-advertised opportunities.  Students who have not secured an industrial placement will automatically be transferred over to the same degree scheme, without placement year, in this case Bioscience with Entrepreneurship BSc. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The Bioscience with Entrepreneurship degree is aimed at students with an interest in a range of Bioscience topics but who are also looking to understand the challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. This programme provides you with support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full time employee of the organisation with the same training and opportunities as other employees whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from the University.

    This degree provides a broad range of Bioscience and Entrepreneurship modules for you to choose from, so you can tailor this degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations. You will also take part in a Placement Preparation module and a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year. No prior experience of Business or Entrepreneurship is required for entry to this degree scheme.

    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. 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 will also provide you with a range of transferable skills that are increasingly asked for by graduate employers, as well as opening up a variety of other career pathways.

    Although you will be supported by professional careers staff in preparing your industrial placement application, it is likely that not all students applying to this Programme will be successful in securing these nationally-advertised opportunities.  Students who have not secured an industrial placement will automatically be transferred over to the same degree scheme, without placement year, in this case Bioscience with Entrepreneurship BSc. 

  • 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, 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.

    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

    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 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

    Biology-based degrees provide an excellent platform for further study and research-based careers or opportunities within the Pharmaceutical industry or food industry for example. 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.

    Traditionally, our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills acquired during this degree and placement year will make you attractive to employers in diverse areas such as Management, Finance, teaching and Marketing. . The placement year is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience and to get “a foot in the door” with a desired company. Graduate employers are increasingly using work experience schemes as a way to identify suitable candidates for subsequent graduate employment.  

    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 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    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.