Biology with Enterprise (BSc)

University of Leeds the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 21500 per year

All study options

About Biology with Enterprise at University of Leeds

Biology is the study of life with a focus on the whole organism. It covers the key areas of molecular biology, cellular biology, organismal biology and population biology. Biology with Enterprise is offered in partnership with the Leeds University Business School. This innovative degree at Leeds offers a comprehensive understanding of the broad scope of biology and associated biotechnology together with the essentials of business and commerce.

Biology addresses whole organism from molecules to entire ecosystems. The course reflects the complexity of life from molecular and cellular biology to organisms and populations. That breadth of diversity is reflected in the Biology with Enterprise course that is further supplemented with an understanding of business.

The balance of the course is most suitable for biologists wanting to supplement understanding biology with that of business and commerce. Biology with Enterprise is designed to give graduates strong career prospects in both the private and public sectors.

  • Course content

    In the first year of the course you will have an introduction to several core themes, including molecular and cell biology, microbiology, genetics and immunology, together with a laboratory skills module. Alongside these modules, you will study strategic business planning and management.

    Following that in year 2 you will continue to study biological processes and your continued skills development will be supported through modules that integrate regular tutorials, laboratory practical's and data handling exercises.

    In year three you will further develop your understanding of business practice in preparation for your independent Enterprise Project. There is a strong emphasis on independent learning, problem solving and data analysis. The extended individual project will develop your research skills and produce a report that could contribute to a research publication.

    The MBiol will offer research preparation modules in third year as well as Masters level modules and an extended research project in your fourth year.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Entry requirements, fees and applying

      Entry requirements

      A-level: AAA

      Including Biology and another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.

      Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Science- related subjects: Computing, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geography, Geology, P.E, Psychology, Science in Society, Statistics and Use of Maths.

      Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.

      GCSE: Typically Grade 6 (B) Maths and Grade 4 (C) English.

      • Career opportunities

        Number 1 for employability - the Faculty of Biological Sciences is ranked highest for employability amongst Russell Group universities. Higher than Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Durham, Edinburgh, Kings College, Liverpool, Manchester, York.

        As a student in the Faculty you will be taught by leading academics to ensure you get the most up-to-date perspective on the subject. The training we provide will help you apply innovative biological research to the real world. Our graduates have gone on to varied careers, including roles in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

        Recent graduate destinations include:

        Careers support

        Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

        We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

        Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

        The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

      • Study abroad and work placements

        Study abroad

        On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America. 

        Find out more at the Study Abroad website.

        If you choose to undertake a study abroad option, you will spend the fourth year of the MBiol studying abroad. This will extend your studies by 12 months.

        Work placements

        Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.

        Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.

        Industrial placements are typically taken between your third and final year. This will extend your studies by 12 months. For your work placement in industry, staff at Leeds will help you with your CV and application letters and provide a list of organisations which may offer industrial placements.

        Placements abroad are possible. We work together with your industrial supervisors to make sure you get the most out of this year. A year working in industry gives you an excellent opportunity to get used to the demands of the world of work, to develop new skills and to augment your CV.

      • Related courses

        Biology MBiol, BSc
        Ecology and Conservation Biology MBiol, BSc
        Genetics MBiol, BSc
        Zoology MBiol, BSc
  • 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 awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 21500 per year

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