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BSc Hons Biology with Psychology

Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of)
UCAS Code: C1C8 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Biosciences Director of Studies: Dr SK Roberts
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • This degree course is for students wishing to develop an understanding of the influences that govern human behaviour, underpinned by knowledge of the biology of the system. The course is taught jointly by academics from Lancaster Environment Centre, The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences and The Department of Psychology.  The degree is designed so that students can choose modules from the areas of environmental and medical biology, and link these studies to a progressive understanding of developmental, physiological and cognitive psychology. As well as in-depth knowledge of Biology and Psychology, the degree provides students with an impressive mixture of scientific, analytical skills and communication and interpersonal skills. This unique mixture provides students with an excellent basis for future employment or postgraduate study.

    The programme aims to:

    • Prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers and to develop key transferable skills to prepare students for general graduate employment.
    • Develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training.
    • Encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning.
    • Offer a range of core and optional final year modules which allow students to specialise in particular areas of Psychology and Biological Sciences.
    • Offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project. 

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Graduates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key concepts in biology and psychology as well as specilalising in areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology and biomedicine through to animal behaviour and evolution. 
    • Use appropriate equipment effectively and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work.
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary to plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation.
    • Display competence in the laboratory and interpret numerical data.
    • Retrieve, select, synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources.
    • Communicate effectively through written and oral presentations.
    • Use relevant Information Technology including relevant Web-based resources.
    • Work independently or as part of a team.
    • Manage their time and display planning and organisational skills. 

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