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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Biology

Course in clearing
Full-time Biosciences and chemistry

Gain an understanding of the application of biology and its impact in modern commercial and research settings.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? C100
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 96% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of biological, chemical and mathematical skills suitable to investigate and describe the biological world.
  • Develop the confidence and ability to solve biological problems.
  • Conduct research in a range of theoretical and practical areas, including the skills of project management.
  • Choose to transfer onto the MSci qualification.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

Take part in rigorous intellectual training that cultivates an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject. Gain an underpinning knowledge of chemistry, physics and maths, taught in context. Enhance your skills for a career in biology or any occupation requiring confident, creative, analytical thinkers.

If you're planning a career in research, you can transfer to the MSci qualification (depending on your results in years one and two of the BSc route).


Student View

Watch student Jonathan Elton talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Melissa Lacey talk about this course.

The course includes a coherent programme theme to enable you to develop as professional biologists, operating beyond just knowledge acquisition. You have the capability to act on opportunities and apply learning to solve problems, whether theoretical or applied.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • scenario-based laboratory sessions.

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Melissa Lacey
Melissa Lacey
Senior Lecturer

I have taught microbiology, immunology and biochemistry. I am an active researcher in bacterial biofilms, novel - antibacterial agents and hospital acquired infectio … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

Once you have developed your knowledge and skills in the lab, you can apply for an optional third-year work placement, which gives you the chance to apply theory and practice in the workplace. Alternatively, you are encouraged to undertake internships or other short placements to enhance your future career goals.

You can apply for a placement in the UK or use the opportunity to work abroad in Europe, America and further afield. We have a wide range of major national and multinational placement partners, including

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Covance
  • Eurofins
  • Universities

Field trips

Complete valuable field work, which has previously included exploring contrasting environments in the Peak District, visits to Sheffield Botanical gardens and a UK-based residential ecological and environmental field course, all at no additional costs.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • agriculture
  • research
  • teaching
  • government support

Many graduates progress to specialist masters courses or carry out research for a PhD to enhance their qualifications.

Accreditation

Graduates of BSc (Honours) Biology

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills. Graduates from Accredited programmes will receive one year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology at Associate level.

Graduates of MSci Biology

This programme has been awarded Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. Advanced Degree Accreditation by the Society recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The Advanced Accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from the programme meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • modern and well-equipped facilities
  • specialist cell culture laboratories that replicate industry equipment
  • measure gene expression using quantitative PCR

Learn more about your department

Dr Nikki Jordan-Mahy describes what a Hallam biology class looks like.

Entry requirements

All students

80 points

A-level applicants: at least 24 UCAS points from A-level Biology

BTEC applicants: National Extended Diploma in Applied Science DMM

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Environmental Biosciences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Human Physiology And Anatomy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Plant Physiology And Anatomy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Ecology And Environmental Biosciences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Evolutionary And Behavioural Biology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Molecular Biology And Biochemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 2 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Cell Biology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Pathological Basis Of Disease Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Topics In Biochemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 3 Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Plant Biotechnology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Biochemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Bioethics And Bioinformatics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Bioethics And Human Genetics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Bioinformatics And Human Genetics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Environmental Biotechnology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Neurobiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Biosciences and chemistry courses (PDF)

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