Biology (BSc) course map

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Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

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Adam Hart

“I’ve always loved biology; I guess growing up on the coast and spending my summers going through rock pools probably helped. It's that fascination that's taken me to some remarkable places and found me working with organisations such as the BBC, The Society of Biology and the EU Cooperation on Science and Technology. I’m recognised at the highest national levels for all three strands of my professional life: as a biologist and an entomologist, teacher, and science communicator and I think that is a reflection of the enthusiasm I have for my subject.”

  • Course Leader: Julia Webb
  • Senior Tutor: Kerry Hughes

Level 4

Level 5

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
NS5202: Biostatistics 15
NS5213: Contemporary Issues in Biology 15
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
NS5204: Ecological Impact Assessment and Monitoring 15
NS5209: Microbiology 15
NS5210: Cellular Pathology 15
NS5211: Plant ecology and diversity 15
Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:
NS5001: Internship 15
NS5205: Biogeography 15
NS5206: Equine Biology 15
NS5207: Animal Behaviour 15
NS5208: Residential Fieldwork 15
NS5307: Geographic Information Systems 15

Level 6

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
NS6223: Biology Dissertation 30
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
NS6204: Pollution in Ecological Systems 15
NS6209: Parasitology 15
NS6211: Biotechnology 15
Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:
NS6202: Avian Biology 15
NS6203: Population and Community Ecology 15
NS6206: Palaeoecology 15
NS6207: Advanced Scientific Skills 15
NS6210: Evolution and Behaviour 15
NS6212: Conservation Biology 15
NS6302: Climate Change 15
NS6306: Advanced Geographic Information Systems 15

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