This programmes fits within the general structure of the University’s Curriculum Framework.
Courses and Progression
Students take courses totalling 120 credit points in each year of the programme. The programme is full time for 4 years, except where direct entry into 2nd year has been permitted.
The choice of courses is very wide so the courses listed as “other” are the ones taken most frequently by students.
The degree regulations and programme of study, along with the degree programme table can be found at:
Compulsory courses (Level 8):
- Origin and Diversity of Life 1 (20 points)
- Molecules, Genes and Cells 1 (20 points)
Students are required to take a further 80 points of courses. Those offered by the Schools of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and two service courses offered by the School of Chemistry are recommended.
Students must take at least three courses (including some required courses) totalling 60 credit points from a selection of Biological and Biomedical Sciences level 8 courses as listed in the degree programme table.
3rd Year (Junior Honours)
Students must take at least four courses (including some required courses) totalling 80 credit points from a selection of Biological and Biomedical Sciences level 9 courses as listed in the degree programme table.
4th Year (Senior Honours)
The courses taken depend on the senior honours specialisation chosen by the student. In all programmes there are at least 80 credit points of compulsory courses including a Research Project course (40 points) and core courses each worth 10 or 20 credit points. Elective courses, each worth 10 credit points are also available.
The criteria for exit awards of Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education, Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education and BSc Ordinary in a Designated Discipline are listed at