Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year option) (BSc (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15000 per year

All study options

About Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University

This hands-on BSc course will equip you with a wealth of biological knowledge and the practical skills to tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. From genes to ecosystems, you will explore the fundamentals of life on Earth and how this knowledge can be applied to make positive changes to individuals, societies and global environments.

The first year consolidates and develops your core knowledge and understanding of biological chemistry, cell biology, human physiology and evolutionary biology. In addition, you'll develop important practical laboratory and scientific skills that will form the basis of future successes in academic writing and experimental design. You'll start to define your pathway through the degree, begin to specialise as a biological scientist and identify potential placement opportunities.

Year two provides opportunities to explore your chosen subjects in greater depth. With guidance from expert academics you'll start to take ownership of your knowledge by developing your own project ideas and considering potential career paths. You'll explore connections between subjects and gain an appreciation of how professional research is conducted. At this point you might also choose to undertake a 30-week placement.

The final year offers further opportunities to specialise in your biological disciplines and really focuses your mind on career paths. You'll develop and complete a defining capstone dissertation project that will highlight your abilities and interests – ending the degree as an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled biological scientist.

We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for Biological Sciences, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.  

Our students in the Life and Environmental Sciences Department often work in partnership with staff to co-create research, collaborating with professionals and assisting with placement opportunities. You can learn more about this and the exciting opportunities available at our Co-creating Science web page.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Foundation year 2020 entry: £6,000 (UK, EU & CI only)
  • Foundation year 2021 entry: £6,000 (UK, ROI & CI only)
  • Placement year: £850

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies (unless accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent in appropriate subjects).

Foundation Year for September 2020 and September 2021 entry: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. 

For September 2020 amd September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading. 

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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