Cardiff Metropolitan University

B.Sc. Biotechnology with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year

Cardiff Metropolitan University
In Cardiff

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Cardiff (Wales)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cardiff (Wales)

There are often very good reasons why able students may not have the appropriate A-levels/AS-levels to directly enter the first year of a science degree programme. If you find yourself in this position, the Preliminary Year at Cardiff University can provide you with the academic background you will need for a science degree.

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Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Rd, CF23 6XD


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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Course Content Year One Core modules:
  • Skills for Science
  • The Dynamic Cell
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Structure and Function of Living Organisms
  • Organisms and Environment
  • Genetics and Evolution
Year Two Core Modules:
  • Research Techniques
  • Genes to Genomes: From Microbes to Mammals
  • Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology
  • Concepts in Biotechnology
  • Practical Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology and Business
Year Two Optional modules:
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Plant Development and Physiology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Applied and Human Genetics
  • Biomolecular Chemistry
Final Year Core Modules:
  • Biosciences Final Year Project
  • Plants for the Future
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Final Year Optional modules:
  • Human Infectious Diseases
  • Bacterial Genetics
  • Eukaryotic Gene Expression
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
  • Genetic Models of Disease
  • Protein Structure, Function and Folding
  • Genes and Development 2

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