UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST SCOTLAND

Applied Bioscience & Zoology 

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

With the BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience & Zoology you will gain a mix of specialist and generic transferable skills essential for your career, leading to a career in  

In addition this course is recognised for entry onto teacher training for biology and science courses.

Programme description

With the BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience & Zoology you will gain a mix of specialist and generic transferable skills essential for your career, leading to a career in  

In addition this course is recognised for entry onto teacher training for biology and science courses.

Key Modules

Our BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience & Zoology course will equip you with the skills to pursue a career within the animal sciences sector.

With excellent field and work-related learning opportunities, career options include animal welfare, countryside ranger, pest and infestation control, zoo keeper, fish farmer, aquaculture research and teaching.

Laboratories play a vital role in research, diagnosis and treatment, with biomedical scientists carrying out tests on specimens, with timely and effective analysis of results informing the effective diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention of disease .

Our course will ensure that you gain the knowledge, skills and experience to play a leading role in a modern and dynamic sector

Module & Subject

Scotland’s bio-industry is expanding rapidly and the sector needs highly skills graduates to fill skills gaps and skills shortages. The UK is recognised as a global leader in life sciences and is one of the leading destinations for life sciences research and development alongside Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and Singapore.

The BSc Applied Bioscience & Zoology will equip you with the practical and transferable skills for a rewarding career in the life sciences sector in Scotland or abroad.

Our highly qualified and experienced team, supported by industry guest speakers will deepen your understanding of bioscience and help you to understand the range of career options and professional accreditations that will be available to you upon completion.

Year 1
In year 1 you will complete modules that include an introduction to biological sciences (cell, molecular and organismal biology) and two additional science subjects from chemistry, forensic science, mathematics or physics.

LEARNING AND TEACHING:
Scheduled learning: 26%
Independent study: 74%

ASSESSMENT:
Written Exams: 8%
Practical: 12%
Coursework: 80%


Year 2
In year 2 you will begin to specialise with modules including:

Biosphere & Man
Microbiology
Genetics
Vertebrate Physiology
Human Biology

You will also complete a module that will equip you with practical skills in data collection, analysis and presentation.

LEARNING AND TEACHING:
Scheduled learning: 28%
Independent study: 72%

ASSESSMENT:
Written exams: 45%
Practical: 13%
Coursework: 42%


Year 3
In year 3 you will deepen your knowledge of bioscience with core modules in entomology, parasitology, animal diversity, conservation and animal behaviour. In year three you can also choose to take part in a work-related learning module in a relevant area of interest.

You will also complete a one-week residential marine biology fieldtrip.

LEARNING AND TEACHING:
Scheduled learning: 24%
Independent study: 69%
Placement: 7%

ASSESSMENT:
Written exams: 347
Practical: 8%
Coursework: 45%
Year 4
In year 4 you will complete a research dissertation of your choice alongside your continued study of specialist modules.

LEARNING AND TEACHING:
Scheduled learning: 37%
Independent study: 63%

ASSESSMENT:
Written exams: 48%
Practical: 8%
Coursework: 44%
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in group work and independent learning to develop your transferable skills such as research, presentation, communication and working as part of a team.

This degree is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including:

Written examinations
Coursework
Practical assessment
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.

Course Structure
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (17/18)

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 6.0
  • no 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

 

Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  12100.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER