Biology MBiol, BSc

4.5
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  • You can see others points of view, cultural skills and society different from yours. I must say that the University of Leeds offers a great formation and all the staff is very comprehensible with international students
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  • The academics in this Uni are so helpful, you get all sort of support from them, More than than, the Uni offers a lot of facilities, such as free access to some other libraries in the city, for instance to the library of the Cervantes Institute.
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In Leeds

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Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Leeds

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

Biology is the study of life and living organisms. It’s a fascinating subject that answers key questions such as how life first began, and offers developments and solutions to major social and ethical challenges such as threats to human populations, conservation and habitats.
This course allows you to shape your degree to suit your interests. You’ll gain a broad understanding of molecular, cellular, organismal and population biology, as well as having the chance to specialise through a wide range of optional modules.
You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of genetics, immunology, microbiology and other key disciplines, while you could also choose to explore areas such as plant growth, conservation biology, population genetics, bioinformatics and many more.
Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll be introduced to advanced topics such as Host-Parasite Interactions and Infection Diseases. You’ll also undertake an extended research project.

Facilities

Location

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Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT

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On request

To take into account

As well as providing you with subject-specific knowledge, we aim to equip you with the best possible skills for a variety of future careers. All of our degrees have a strong emphasis on practical based teaching, small group teaching, online learning and problem solving. Throughout the degree, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. Supported by the Leeds for Life scheme and your academic and personal tutor, you’ll be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your time at university.

A-level: AAA - AAB BSc:- A-level: AAA - AAB Including Biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If Biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.

Both our Integrated Masters (MBiol) and BSc with Industrial Placement Year courses have been awarded advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

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Opinions

4.5
  • You can see others points of view, cultural skills and society different from yours. I must say that the University of Leeds offers a great formation and all the staff is very comprehensible with international students
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  • The academics in this Uni are so helpful, you get all sort of support from them, More than than, the Uni offers a lot of facilities, such as free access to some other libraries in the city, for instance to the library of the Cervantes Institute.
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4.6
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Robert

5.0
17/03/2018
What I would highlight: You can see others points of view, cultural skills and society different from yours. I must say that the University of Leeds offers a great formation and all the staff is very comprehensible with international students
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Trainee

4.0
12/01/2018
What I would highlight: The academics in this Uni are so helpful, you get all sort of support from them, More than than, the Uni offers a lot of facilities, such as free access to some other libraries in the city, for instance to the library of the Cervantes Institute.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

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Subjects

  • Immunology
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Project
  • Conservation
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Developed

Course programme

The modules taught in Year 1 reflect the complexity of life forms, from molecules through to organisms, plants and animals, to populations.


A set of core modules will allow you to develop your skills in research and analysis and introduce you to the disciplines of immunology, microbiology, genetics and cell biology.

You’ll gain an understanding of the chemistry underpinning biological processes, the different types of cell and how they come together in human tissues, organs and body systems, as well as how they are affected by disease.

You’ll also choose an optional module on a specialist topic from agriculture to pharmacology, which may help you choose your specialism for the next two years.

There is a residential field course on Millport, on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland where you will study coastal and upland habitats, and our research ethos is developed and fostered from the start through practicals and tutorials.

Because of the broad nature of your first year, there are opportunities to transfer between the Biology, Biological Sciences and Microbiology courses at the end of the Year 1.

In Year 2 you can take modules in the disciplines of applied biology, genetics, zoology, plant biology and ecology, which include human genetics, evolution, animal behaviour and parasitology. There are optional Yorkshire Dales and Mediterranean field courses. This degree offers the opportunity to take an industrial placement or a study abroad year at the end of Year 2, which will enhance your employment prospects.

By the time you enter Year 3, you’ll be in a position to apply your research skills to an independent project: working with our world-class scientists, you’ll explore a specific topic in depth as a research, literature or computer-based project. You’ll also study topics at the cutting edge of biological discovery in areas such as epigenetics, behavioural ecology and conservation biology.


Integrated Masters (MBiol)Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the BSc and provide a foundation in the subject.

With a greater focus on research, the MBiol will offer you research preparation modules in Year 3 as well as Masters level modules and an extended research project in your fourth year.
In Year 3, you’ll undertake a practical project which aims to introduce you to increasingly sophisticated techniques and research facilities in preparation for your research project.

In your final year, you’ll be able to select from a variety of Masters-level optional modules that are informed by our tutors’ leading research. You could build your skills in statistics or study medical diagnostics among others, while the African Field Ecology module gives you another chance to apply your knowledge to fieldwork in Kenya.

Most of Year 4 is devoted to a research project, allowing you to work alongside our experts to explore a specific topic in biology. This helps to develop the high-level research and professional skills that will serve you well in your future career


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Biology Practicals and Data Analysis
  • Living Planet
  • Applied Biology and Agriculture
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Practical Genetics
  • Coastal and Upland Habitats Field Course
  • Tutorials for Biology and Genetics
  • The Basis of Life

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Enhanced Study Skills for Biologists
  • How Plants Work
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Organismal Evolution
  • Animal Physiology: from Ants to Whales

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Research Skills and Experience
  • Research Literature Review

Year 4Compulsory modules
  • Extended Research Project

Biology MBiol, BSc

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