Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Biological sciences form the basis of many new areas of science and technology. They are the foundation of our understanding of a diverse range of subjects ' from evolution, genetics and diversity to medicine, drug and human development.

Course Modules

Level 1: Typical modules include: human physiology; cells and tissues; chemistry for life sciences; essential laboratory techniques in life science; structure and function of biomolecules; mathematics and information and communications technology; genetics and molecular biology; 1 option. Level 2: Range of options typically including: advanced physiology; bioanalysis 1 & 2; biology of disease; concepts in human genetics; cell biology; bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism; biopsychology; ecology: principles and practice; environmental chemistry; environmental pollution; flow of genetic information; forensic biology; human anatomy and embryology; immunology; introductory pharmacology; invertebrate diversity; marine and freshwater ecology; microbiology; protein biochemistry; research methods and skills. Level 3: Range of options typically including: biochemical analysis; bioinformatics; biotechnology; cellular pathology; chemotherapy and disease; clinical chemistry; clinical immunology; developmental biology; ecology and conservation in temperate ecosystems; evolution; forensic archaeology; global environmental issues; haematology; intercellular communication; medical microbiology; molecular genetics; nutrition; parasite and vector biology; parasitology and entomology or clinical chemistry; project; toxicology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 104

Key Course Information

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91% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 79%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

84% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 32
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 10
Unknown 6

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 42%

Total Coursework: 43%

Total Practical: 15%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation