Bangor University

Biology with Biotechnology BSc (Hons)

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:

Biotechnology is the application of biology to improve quality of life, and the health of our planet, via the innovative use of cellular and molecular processes to develop beneficial technologies and products.

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Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Know the basic taxonomy of living organisms, from viruses, microbes, fungi, plants, to invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Understand the functional morphology of the above organisms. Understand basic physiological principles applicable to selected groups of organisms.

· Who is it intended for?

Graduates in Biology with Biotechnology will possess a wealth of skills and knowledge that will be relevant to many employment sectors including hospital laboratories, research organisations, multidisciplinary consultancies, industrial companies, research charities, government departments and agencies, educational establishments, research councils and the private sector.

· Requirements

320 260 points including A Level Biology and preferably at least AS in Chemistry (or equivalent). Irish Leaving Certificate including Biology at Higher level

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Reviews on this course

5.0 15/04/2018
What I would highlight: I had attended Kingston Uni, London & Bilgi Uni, Istanbul. I had studied Film Studies undergrad & post grad modules at both these universities. In my humble opinion I would say that both of these universities offered.
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
5.0 02/03/2018
What I would highlight: Coming from a big city it is interesting to see how living in a student city is, where you will meet always someone you know when you're out.
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Skills and Training
Human Immunology
Bioscience Skills
Environmental Microbiology
Evolution & Genetics
Genomic Instability and Disease
Medical Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Evolution & Genetics

Course programme

Year 1 The first year is a general year for all of our biology related degrees to provide you with an important grounding in several important aspects of biology. All of the modules in year one are compulsory. Cellular & Molecular Biology (20): This module will cover the chemistry of life, the molecular basis of inheritance and important aspects of cell biology, such as structure and function. Introduction to Microbiology (10): The module will introduce students to prokaryotic and eukaryotic micro organisms by outlining their characteristics and structures. Research Skills (20): The module is aimed at developing a range of skills commonly used by natural scientists, including basic mathematical manipulation, data interpretation, and presentation, experimental design and statistical analysis, IT skills and effective use of the literature. Organismal Diversity (20): This module will present an overview of basic classification, form and function of the major groups of living organisms. Biology Practicals: Tutorials (degree specific) (10): Tutorials will be held by individual members of staff to groups of 6 7 students and involve discussions that are degree specific. Tutorials will develop communication skills. Year 2 In the second year you will extend and deepen your understanding of Biology with Biotechnology by specialising in microbiology, as well as molecular and cell biology. There are five compulsory modules. You can choose 40 credits of optional modules. Compulsory Modules: Bioscience Skills (20) Human Immunology (20) Medical Microbiology (20) Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (20) Cell Biology (20) Optional Modules: Choose 40 credits from: Evolution & Genetics (20) Invertebrates (20) Genomic Instability and Disease (20) Year 3 The third year includes a dissertation project that may be experimental or take the form of a literature review, which is supervised by a member of staff on a subject to suit your interests. Compulsory Modules: Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology Dissertation (20) Optional Modules: Choose 80 credits from: Molecular Ecology & Evolution (20) Systematics & Diversity (20) Medical Genetics (10) Bio Enterprise & Employability (20) Attack & Defence in Plants (10) Practical Developmental Biology (20)

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