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Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) Durham University

UK

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We operate a modular system in which you will study six modules each year. The Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) three-year degree course has been designed to allow you more choice between modules in each successive year so that you can follow specialised routes within Biological Sciences, or address specific areas of interest, as you progress.Recommended module combinations (“routes”) to allow various themes of specialisation are available. We have specified recommended routes corresponding to the following subject areas:Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyBiomedical ScienceCell BiologyGeneticsEcology and Environmental Science.Other module combinations are possible to give courses which specialise in “whole organism” biology, or plant sciences, or microbiology. Transfer to the four-year MBiol course is possible up to the end of Year 2.**Year 1**The first year covers fundamental aspects of biology including evolution, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, physiology, and an overview of the diversity of organisms, through a set of four “core” modules.The Year 1 course also includes an integrated “Scientific Skills” module which covers underpinning chemistry and maths designed to support learning in the other modules. In addition, an optional module provides an introduction to all aspects of current research in the biosciences. A language module, provided by another department, can be taken as an alternative optional module.**Year 2**The second year of the course allows you to select a degree to meet your interests and career ambitions by choosing modules from those available. Choices of modules made for Year 2 then feed forward into the third year. There is a wide range of module themes.A Year 2 support module, “Research Skills” is also offered, in which skills required for research-led learning at Year 3 are covered. As in Year 1, learning is supported by a module-linked tutorial system.**Year 3**Year 3 of the degree places the strongest emphasis on research, with taught content directly linked to research being carried out in the Department. You will undertake three major pieces of work, each constituting its own module; a workshop/field course, a literature review and a research module.The “Workshop” (laboratory based) or “Field Course” (field-based) module both involve research experience; field courses are currently held in South Africa or Scotland (residential field courses can incur an additional fee, which ranged from £150–£750 in 2017).The "Literature Review" module involves the study of current research literature in a topic area selected by you, under personal supervision. The final year of the BSc (Hons) also includes the research module, which can be: a five-week laboratory or field-based Research Project; "Biological Enterprise", where you will develop the science and business case for a potential biotech-based product; "Biology into Schools", where you will gain hands-on practice of teaching at primary school level; or "Contemporary Issues in the Biosciences", where you will gain experience in the communication of bioscience by the production of a report.In addition, you will study three modules linked to your interests from those offered. The Year 3 taught modules cover a wide range of topics.**Study Abroad**You may be able to take a year abroad between the second and third year at a selected partner university in a range of overseas destinations (including Canada, Australia and China). The year abroad is a normal year at the host institution, although marks for assessments and exams taken abroad do not contribute to the Durham degree outcome. The course leads to the award of a BSc “Biological Sciences Degree with Year Abroad”.**Placement Degrees**You can elect a placement degree route, by transfer to

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Biological Sciences BSc (Hons).

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

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27-Sep-21

Venue

St Aidan's College

St Aidan's,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LJ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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27-Sep-21

Venue

John Snow College

Durham University,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Grey College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LG, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Cuthbert's Society

12 South Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3EE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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27-Sep-21

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Stephenson College

Howlands Farm,

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3DE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

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St Chad's College

18 North Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

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St Mary's College

Elvet Hill,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LR, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 1SZ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Collingwood College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,07,218) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Hatfield College

North Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RQ, England

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