Bioscience with Entrepreneurship (Placement Year) BSc Hons - 2019 Entry
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 take 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 (the third year of the course).
Although you will be supported by professional careers staff in preparing your industrial placement application, due to the competitive nature of these placements it is possible that not all students will be successful in securing these nationally-advertised opportunities. Students who have not secured an industrial placement will automatically be transferred over to the degree without the placement year - the BSc Bioscience with Entrepreneurship.
You will be taught by subject experts from both the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences and Lancaster University Management School. Lancaster University is ranked fifth in the UK for biological sciences and seventh for business studies by 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.
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 5, 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.
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.
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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.
- Anatomy and Tissue Structure
- Aquatic Ecology
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- Biomedical Science in Practice
- Biomedicine and Society
- Cell Structure and Function
- Developmental Biology
- Evolutionary Biology
- Global Change Biology
- Hormones and Development
- Human Physiology
- Impact of Microbes
- Infection and Immunity
- Introduction to Epidemiology
- Molecules of Life
- Protein Biochemistry
- Biochemical Techniques
- Business Start-up
- Cell Biology
- Cell Biology Techniques
- DNA Technology
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Environmental Physiology
- Experimental Design and Analysis
- Medical Microbiology
- Microbiological Techniques
- Populations to Ecosystems
- Practical Physiology
- Principles of Biodiversity Conservation
- Product and Service Innovation
- Selling for Entrepreneurs
- Vertebrate Biology
- Animal Behaviour
- Biological Sciences Research Project
- Biology of Ageing
- Building and Leading Entrepreneurial Teams
- Business Model Innovation
- Cell Cycle and Stem Cells
- Cell Signalling
- Cell Signalling, Transport and Disease
- Clinical Immunology
- Entrepreneurial Challenge
- Environmental Pathogens
- Environmental Plant Biology
- Essentials of Strategic Management
- Ethics in Biomedicine
- Family Business
- Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Gender and Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
- Global Change Biology: Challenges and Solutions
- Host-Parasite Interactions
- Innovation in the Biosciences
- Issues in Conservation Biology
- Medical Genetics
- Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
- Networking for Entrepreneurship
- Proteins: Structure, Function & Evolution
- Social contexts of entrepreneurship
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Tropical Diseases
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.
Lancaster University is ranked first in the North West - and third in the UK - for graduate prospects by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
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 the 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 contexts. You may wish to start your own business or explore innovation opportunities using the entrepreneurial understanding gained during this degree.
Your placement year is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience, boost your employability and build connections with a desired company. Graduate employers are increasingly using placement schemes as a way to identify suitable candidates for subsequent graduate employment.
During your degree and placement 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
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.
Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2019/20 are:
Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.
For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
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.
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.
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- Biological Sciences MSci Hons: 1M66
- Biological Sciences (Placement Year) BSc Hons: C104
- Biological Sciences (Study Abroad) BSc Hons: C102
- Biological Sciences with Biomedicine BSc Hons: C1B9
- Biological Sciences with Biomedicine (Placement Year) BSc Hons: C1B8
- Biology BSc Hons: C101
- Biology MSci Hons: C109
- Biology (Study Abroad) BSc Hons: C103
- Biology with Psychology BSc Hons: C1C8
- Biology with Psychology (Placement Year) BSc Hons: C1C9
- Bioscience with Entrepreneurship BSc Hons: C1N2
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