Biological Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 15000 per year

All study options

About Biological Sciences at Bournemouth University

This hands-on BSc offers you the chance to examine the interaction of biological systems alongside developing the specialist skills needed to apply biological concepts to the solution of practical problems in the field of human biology, biomedical sciences and environmental sciences. 

The first two years of study are dedicated to developing your core knowledge and understanding in the areas of human biology, biochemistry, laboratory and investigative techniques as well as academic writing skills, ecology and human evolution along with the opportunity to further develop your interests in osteology or evolution in a wildlife conservation context. 

A highlight of the year two curriculum is the international field trip, with each adventure focusing on a key theme, for example: conservation in practice in Madagascar, or preparation for climate change in farming communities in Nepal. Much of the work will involve field-based lectures, discussions and seminars with local experts, but the bulk of activities will involve individual projects focused on specific tasks within these broad concepts. 

Year three provides that all-important chance to experience some essential and exciting subjects designed for your future career focus either in biomedical sciences or environmental sciences. Some of you may wish to complete a five or 30-week placement in industry. In year two you will have the opportunity to choose to study specialised units that are of interest to you and your future career plans, this specialisation can be carried forward as your independent research project in your final year. 

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 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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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).

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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