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University of Bedfordshire
United Kingdom, Luton
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As a Biological Science undergraduate, you will be taught by
world-leading researchers (as recognised by the Government's Research
Assessment Exercise 2008). The breadth of knowledge and skills you
will acquire will equip you to work in a wide range of areas in our
During the course you will:
- Benefit from world-leading expertise in teaching and research,
with more than 30 years' experience in running bioscience courses
- Develop your knowledge and skills in modern, well-equipped
laboratories which have recently undergone a £1m refurbishment
- Become part of a highly respected student body, many former
students of whom have gone on to pursue national and international
research and teaching careers
- Enjoy a newly developed course featuring the most up-to-date
material and topical areas with huge implications for our lives both
now and in the future
Areas of study you may cover on this course include:
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Biochemistry and genetics
- Cell and molecular biology
- Pharmacology and nutrition
- Health and the environment
- A final year project which may be linked to staff research
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
From the onset of your course you will be encouraged to think about
potential careers and your future employment prospects. Staff from the
Centre for Personal and Career Development will provide regular talks
from Induction week on throughout all three levels of the course.
As part of the support lectures in the Research Project unit, you
will be introduced to different career opportunities available in the
biological sciences, learn about specific careers and forms of
employment, and more about the opportunities in terms of further study
or jobs in the general area of the biological sciences. You will be
given guidance on CV writing, interviews techniques and other skills
in seeking employment. You will generate and keep an up to date CV in
your progress file.
Visiting lecturers who are experts in their fields of biological or
biomedical science will also be of benefit to you as they provide an
opportunity to discuss careers and employment ideas with you whilst
you are on the course.
CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Further training, e.g. medicine, health service.
Research & development in government or non government laboratories.
Biological sciences; healthcare management.
Science writing, publishing or medical sales.
Professions requiring degree level entry qualifications and the sets
of key transferable skills in numeracy, logic and reasoning offered by
a science-based course.
MRes masters degree by research
MSc a taught masters degree in a related area eg Biotechnology
PhD research into biological science