London South Bank University

Course Introduction

In the third year you'll have the opportunity of working on an industrial placement, where you can start to put your newly acquired skills into practice. This is a great opportunity to understand the way that the industry functions and to gain an appreciation of the priorities in the commercial environment. The (optional) sandwich year in industry will enhance your career prospects and confidence. Many students get their first job offers through this training year.

Course Modules

Year 1: Scientific skills; (bio) molecules; physiology and nutrition; biological principles. Year 2: Research methods; analytical techniques; options from specialist path Options: Human evolution, physiology and behaviour; nutrition, health and disease; metabolism and molecular biology; biological identification and analysis. Year 3: Project; case study; science and society; options from specialist path. Options: Environmental systems; sustainable systems; current and future developments in biotechnology; biology of disease; advanced molecular biology; genes, genomes and beyond; nutrition and complementary medicine.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 88-96
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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71% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 51%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 35
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 36%

Total Coursework: 50%

Total Practical: 14%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation