BSc Honours in Biological Sciences

General

Program Description

Course summary

A BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Westminster will provide you with a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills so that you are prepared to meet the needs of employers. Graduates from Biological Sciences go on to careers ranging from research, medicine, science and education, to law and management.

Biological Sciences at Westminster enables you to focus on molecular science, human biology or applied biosciences, or take a route designed specifically toward your own interests. We offer you the chance to explore cutting-edge topics in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications. With a passion for scientific inquiry, our modules are research driven. You will have the chance to select a laboratory-based final-year project, giving you experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scientific research.

The flexibility offered within the Biological Sciences degree will enable you to select from a wide range of bioscience modules, throughout the program the assessments are designed to equip you with a range of transferable skills important for any graduate career. The University career service and course-related events provide opportunities to discover a range of bioscience-related careers to support you in preparing for your future.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Study subjects include:

  • Applications of Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Human Physiology
  • Science: History, Philosophy and Practice

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Study subjects include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Exploring the Microbial World
  • Human Parasitology
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Medical Genetics in Practice
  • Medical Physiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Physiological Networks
  • Research Methods
  • Systems Pharmacology
  • Urban Living and the Environment

Credit Level 5

Year 3

Study subjects include:

  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Applied Medical Science
  • Cancer Biology
  • Designing a Sustainable World
  • Global Ethics
  • Medical Microbiology in the Genomics Era
  • Proteins and Enzymes
  • Topics in Neuroscience
  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • Work Experience and Career Management Skills

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBC to include two science subjects – one from Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and one from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Geography and Economics
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points to include a minimum of 4 in two Higher Level science subjects
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma – DMM/D*D* in Applied Science
  • Access to HE Diploma in Science – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction with at least a Merit in all Biology or Chemistry modules

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs – at least grade 4 in Maths and English (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points to include a minimum of 4 in two Higher Level science subjects

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to success in a wide range of careers, including graduate management programs, healthcare management, medicine and biomedical research, forensics, pharmaceutical sciences and teaching.

The flexibility offered within the Biological Sciences degree will enable you to select from a wide range of bioscience modules, and throughout the program, the assessments are designed to equip you with a range of transferable skills important for any graduate career.

Last updated July 2019

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one in Harrow, it is home to over 20,000 students from over 150 nations. Read less