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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year)

University of Suffolk
Program overview
4-7 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025
University of Suffolk

About this program

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year)

This exciting degree course aims for students to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of life processes through the study of a range of modules including molecular biotechnology, immunology, cell biology and biochemistry, and developmental biology. It explores cutting edge developments including stem cell research and regenerative medicine.Modules such as science communication and ethics and bioentrepreneurship and business bring a strong vocational focus to the degree. The course therefore provides an excellent background for further study and will be particularly suited tothose who are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to biology.

The Foundation year provides a route for those who lack the required qualifications for the three year program.The aim of the Foundation Year is to provide students with the subject knowledge, study skills and personal confidence to succeed at degree level in a bioscience subject. This year provides a supportive route to degree level study for students from a wide variety of educational and working backgrounds.

A Biological Sciences degree prepares graduates for many and varied career options.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points (or above),CDD(A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

General studies will not be considered.

Applicants must also have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.


IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

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Program content

The Foundation yearconsists of six modules delivered over two semesters and is assessed at the end of each semester.The courseis delivered over three days each week. Modules studiedinclude: Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Introduction to Health Sciences, Mathematics for Science, Principles of Biology and Scientific Study Skills.

Modules on the Honours degree include:

First Year:Scientific Skills, Human Physiology, Diversity of Life, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Introduction to the Genome.

Second Year:Research Methods and Scientific Communication, Data Analysis and Statistics, Molecular Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbial Organisms, Biology of Disease (optional), Work-Based Experience (optional).

The optional Work-Based Experience module in the second year enables students to utilise and develop their skills within a relevant work environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their employability skills and career prospects.

Third Year:Dissertation (40), Regenerative Medicine, Professional Development for the Life Sciences, Developmental Biology, Clinical Nutrition (optional), Pharmacology and Toxicology (optional)

Scholarships & funding

  • Vice Chancellor's Global Impact Scholarship: £4,000
  • International Merit Scholarship: £1000-2,000
  • Suffolk Executive MBA Scholarship: £4,000


  • Full-time Tuition Fees: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition Fees: £1,454 per 20 credit module (Please contact the Info zone for further information).
  • International / EU Tuition Fees: £14,598 per year

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University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a transformational university. Being one of the newest in the UK, the University of Suffolk is not restricted by tradition and embraces change, to produce graduates who can easily adapt to a changing world. Taking...

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Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
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