University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a Biological Sciences student at Westminster, you will benefit from some of the best teaching and facilities available. Our staff and courses are recognised for their excellence in teaching, and our state'of'the'art laboratories were recently completely refurbished as part of a multi'million pound modernisation plan. Our experienced and research'active staff work in close collaboration with bio'industry, the NHS and research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas submitted across Life Sciences were judged to be at world'leading and internationally excellent levels. The course is designed with flexibility at its core, which is reflected in the breadth of education you will receive and in the modern and dynamic approach to teaching and learning, underpinned by our belief that learning should be fun, engaging and the best possible value.

Course Modules

Year 1: Cell science; concepts in bioscience; human physiology and anatomy; working in bioscience; plus 1 free choice module. Year 2: Laboratory research methods; plus 5 option modules; plus 1 free choice module. Year 3: Project; plus 5 option modules; plus 1 free choice module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCDD
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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75% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 25
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 43%

Total Coursework: 50%

Total Practical: 7%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation