Bachelor's degree

In Bolton

Price on request


  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


  • Duration

    3 Years

In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies.



Start date

Bolton (Greater Manchester)
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Deane Road, BL3 5AB

Start date

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About this course

200 UCAS points including an A2-level pass (or equivalent) in biology or a related subject. Applicants should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects.

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Course programme

About the course

Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology.

You will be taught through a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers.

Throughout your studies you will have access to the university’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills.

What you will learn

In your first year of studies you will establish your understanding of the core principles and theories of biology. In your second and third years you will have the opportunity to select a particular study route, enabling you to carry out more focused study in your chosen subject areas.

Whichever route you choose you will develop a range of subject-specific skills and knowledge. You will also enhance your practical, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills which will support your continued development after you graduate.

Special features

  • Class sizes are small and teaching staff are friendly and very supportive.
  • You will have the opportunity to build networks with professional biologists and others working in related roles, through professional placements and field work.
  • Throughout your studies you will have access to the university’s modern, well-equipped laboratories.
  • There is an opportunity to study in the USA through our student exchange scheme.
  • You may choose the Student Associates Scheme as one of your Level 3 options. The scheme provides teaching experience which is recognised by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

Careers and professional development

Our graduates have entered employment in the health service, for example in clinical laboratories and health education; conservation organizations; the forensic science service; animal charities; teaching; government bodies such as the scientific Civil Service and the Environment Agency; zoo and museum work as well as studying for higher degrees.

Professional recognition

Students can become Affiliate Student members of the Institute of Biology (IOB).

Mode of attendance: Full-time / including foundation years.


Price on request