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MSci Hons Biological Sciences


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of)
UCAS Code: 1M66 Duration/Length: 4 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Biosciences Director of Studies: Dr AD Shirras
Total Credit Points: 480 Credit Points Year 2: 90
Credit Points Year 3: 150 Credit Points Year 4: 120

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • To provide a structured, progressive and flexible training in areas of Biological Sciences which will provide students with a knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment.
    • To prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers such as pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and government agencies.
    • To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training.
    • To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for specific and general graduate
      employment.
    • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...

    • have advanced, detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects in biological sciences, according to module choice
    • be able to plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation
    • have the ability to synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
    • be able to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses be able to reason critically and demonstrate awareness of issues of risk, quality and ethics
    • be able to collect and present experimental data and to interpret numerical data
    • be able to use appropriate equipment effectively and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or field work

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...

    • Work independently or as part of a team
    • Use relevant Information Technology
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
    • Design and prepare project proposals
    • Consider quality and risk issues in laboratory or field work.

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