Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Biological Sciences

Biosciences

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich C101 AAA 1 October 2018
MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time C103 AAA 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich C100 AAB 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time C102 AAB 1 October 2018

£17M

investment in new STEMLAB facilities

NEW

courses for 2018

Biological sciences course overview

This course is designed to develop your understanding of processes underlying life and health at whole organisms and their interplay with the environment. The course has a fundamental core of biology and introduces you to a wide variety of topics within biological sciences, with broader consideration of molecular, cellular and whole organism level processes.

The programme includes Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics, but also includes study of whole organism structure and function, particularly of relevance to human health.

Facilities

STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. STEMLab will include a suite of laboratories for practical work in bioengineering, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment.

Coming soon! Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.

Modules


Year 1

Indicative areas studied may include:

  • Evolution and Adaption
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Data Analysis and Professional Skills

Year 2

Indicative areas studied may include:

  • Research Methods and Bioethics
  • Biochemistry of Microorganisms
  • Cellular Signalling and Transport
  • Functional Genomics
  • Metabolism and its regulation in Health
  • Physiology for Health and Development

Optional placement/study year

Students taking the four-year course spend their third year on placement in an approved occupation relevant to their degree. Satisfactory completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies.


Final Year

Indicative areas for your studies may include

  • Advanced Genetics of Health
  • Biomedicine
  • Physiology of Exercise and Health
  • Biological Science Research Dissertation

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

C101 Biological Sciences - MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Biology plus one other science or Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Biology plus one other science or Mathematics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A Level Biology at grade A
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

C103 Biological Sciences - MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Biology plus one other science or Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Biology plus one other science or Mathematics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A Level Biology at grade A
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

C100 Biological Sciences - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB including Biology plus one other science or Mathematics
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Biology plus one other science or Mathematics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A Level Biology at grade B
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

C102 Biological Sciences - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB including Biology plus one other science or Mathematics
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Biology plus one other science or Mathematics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A Level Biology at grade B
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

Selection

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application, and additionally an interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. An interview also gives applicants the opportunity to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Practical Science

If you are studying a Science A level and it includes a separate practical assessment, then you must also achieve a Pass in this assessment.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

A biological sciences degree has a natural fit with the science and health sectors and provides wide-ranging skills including communication and problem solving.

Examples include: medical and veterinary product development; quality assurance and sales; product development and testing in the pharmaceutical industry; the food and brewing industry; in medical laboratories; the biotechnology industry; environmental organisations such as consultancies and charities; and in local government and non-government organisations, as well as teaching and research.

Industrial placements

We have strong industry links which help our students secure year-long and flexible work placements in the UK and internationally. These placements are an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills, and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: C101

MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time

UCAS code: C103

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: C100

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: C102