Biology with Biotechnology

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Biology with Biotechnology

About this program

Biology with Biotechnology

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.

Historically, biotechnology has had a significant impact upon human life, with the earliest biotechnologists harnessing the fermentative capabilities of microorganisms to produce food products such as bread, cheese, beer and wine. In today’s world, modern biotechnology offers breakthrough products and technologies to combat disease, reduce our impact on the environment, feed the hungry, reduce our energy demands, provide cleaner energy, and produce safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial processes. This degree will empower the next generation of scientists to address global issues in an innovative manner to heal, fuel and feed the world.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in English, Maths and Double Award Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points for from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels: including grade C in Biology if studying 1 other science subject - Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology, Environment Science, Geography, Geology; or grade B in Biology if not studying another science subject.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: including H5 in Biology.
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma: DMM including Merits in 4 Biology modules. Modules accepted: Animal Biology; Animal Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Behaviour and Communication; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques; Biochemistry and Microbiology; Fundamentals of Science; Genetics and Genetic Engineering; Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation; Physiology of Human Body systems; Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction; Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation. Other Biology-related modules considered case by case.
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical (1080) / Extended Diploma: Distinction overall including 4 Biology modules from the following: Animal Behaviour and Communication, Biological Systems of Animals, Wildlife and Ecology Conservation, Inheritance and Genetics, Ecological Concepts and Application, Population Surveys, Ecology and Conservation. Other Biology-related modules considered case by case.
  • Access to HE in the Sciences: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Organismal Diversity
  • Principles of Life 1
  • Tutorials Year 1
  • Practical Skills 1

Semester 2

  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Principles of Life 1
  • Tutorials Year
  • Practical Skills 2

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Evolution & Genetics
  • Principles of Life 2
  • BioScience Skills

Semester 2

  • BioScience Skills

Optional Modules

  • Human Immunology (Semester 1)
  • Invertebrates (Semester 2)
  • Medical Microbiology (Semester 2)
  • Plant Diversity & Conservation (Semester 2)
  • Genome Instability&Disease (Semester 2)
  • Vertebrate Biology (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Herpetology (Semester 2)
  • Integrated Zoology (Semester 2)
  • Arizona Fieldcourse (Semester 1)
  • India Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Primatology Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Local Field Trip (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Florida 2 Field Trip (Semester 2)
  • Spain Field Course (Semester 2)
  • Siberia Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Ornithology (Semester 2)
  • Introduction to Primatology (Semester 1)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Drug Development
  • Dissertation in Biological Sci
  • Science & Employability Skills

Semester 2

  • Dissertation in Biological Sci
  • Science & Employability Skills
  • Env. Microbiol. and Biotech. Core

Optional Modules

  • Freshwater Ecosystems 2 (Semester 1)
  • Medical Genetics (Semester 1)
  • Molecular Ecology & Evolution (Semester 1)
  • Developmental Biology (Semester 1)
  • Life in a Changing Climate (Semester 2)
  • Life in Wetlands (Semester 2)
  • Primatology (Semester 1)
  • Attack and Defence in Plants (Semester 2)
  • Ornithology (Semester 1)
  • Parasites & Pathogens (Yr3) (Semester 1)
  • Human Evolutionary Biology (Semester 2)
  • Insect Behaviour & Evolution (Semester 2)
  • Forest Ecosystems (Semester 2)
  • Forest Ecology (Semester 1)

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career paths

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.

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A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

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Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

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