UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST SCOTLAND

Applied Bioscience

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Professionally recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, the BSc Applied Bioscience equips you with the skills to pursue a career within biological sciences including molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology.

With excellent laboratory and work-related learning opportunities, career options include clinical, food & beverage, environmental or industrial sectors in addition to research and teaching.

Work-related learning is available including an optional 12-week placement or one-year sandwich placement. Students have undertaken placements with organisations such as the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, Devro and Controlled Therapeutics (Scotland) Ltd.

Successful graduates automatically fulfil the educational requirements of Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.

Programme description

Professionally recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, the BSc Applied Bioscience equips you with the skills to pursue a career within biological sciences including molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology.

With excellent laboratory and work-related learning opportunities, career options include clinical, food & beverage, environmental or industrial sectors in addition to research and teaching.

Work-related learning is available including an optional 12-week placement or one-year sandwich placement. Students have undertaken placements with organisations such as the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, Devro and Controlled Therapeutics (Scotland) Ltd.

Successful graduates automatically fulfil the educational requirements of Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.

Key Modules

Career options include research, analysis, production and quality assurance. Other options include sales and marketing, clinical trials and the traditional bio-industries such as brewing and food processing. MSc or PhD options are available for successful graduates. This qualification is acceptable to all schools of education for embarking on teacher training (Biology and Science) courses.

Module & Subject

Year 1
A general introduction to various biological disciplines, from cell and molecular aspects to ecological and environmental topics. You will choose from a number of options, based on your interests and career plans. Additionally, you will receive an introduction to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.

Year 2

Studies focus on more specialised areas of bioscience including cell biology, cell culture, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology and genetics.

Year 3
Options to concentrate your studies on include more advanced modules in biochemistry, human physiology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology (protein structure and function, DNA technology), pharmacology or related specialist disciplines including animal behaviour and entomology.

Case study and work-related learning is possible and a valuable option is a 12-week (or shorter) work placement. The work placement takes into account your interests and is normally in a bioscience laboratory in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or analytical company, or in a hospital laboratory. The placement enhances your employability and is preparation for your Year 4 project.

Year 4
You will develop and refine your previous studies and a supervised project allows you to conduct research in a subject area of your choice.

Learn a Language (optional)
This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

Entry Requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.010no sub-test less than 5.5

COMMON EQUIVALENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  12100.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  (Lanarkshire, Paisley)Scotland United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER