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Biology with Psychology

BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:C1C8
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr SK Roberts

Compulsory Modules

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The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
The student must take 1 modules from the following group:

PartII (Year 2)

The student must take 1 modules from the following group:

PartII (Year 3)

The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
The student must take 1 modules from the following group:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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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.


General Education aims are:

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


Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Students will gain key knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of Biology and Psychology while specialising in areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology and biomedicine through to animal behaviour and evolution.


Subject specific skills

In addition to developing subject-specific knowledge and understanding in the chosen areas of biology and psychology, the degree programme will also develop practical, intellectual, interpersonal and self management skills as well as numeracy and literacy.  By the end of the degree programme students are able to:

  • Plan, conduct and report scientific projects
  • Synthesise information from a variety of sources
  • Interpret numerical data 
  • Use appropriate scientific/laboratory equipment effectively
  • Display competence in the laboratory
  • Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work.


Transferable skills.
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...

  • be able to work independently or as part of a team 
  • be able to use relevant Information Technology including editing and presentation dedicated programmes and relevant Web-based resources
  • be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • be able to design and prepare project proposals
  • be able to effectively manage their time and display planning and organisational skills
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