London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Biology is the study of life. Life processes result from a series of complex interactions at a molecular, cellular and whole organism level. Students who choose this course will study and investigate these complex living systems in all their fascinating detail. Biological Sciences encompasses a broad scope of topics designed to interest the enquiring mind. Reading for this degree will enhance your intellectual and practical skills enabling you to interpret and analyse biological data and develop skills of reflection and self'evaluation. Biological scientists play a key role in identifying diseases, monitoring treatment and research into infectious diseases and other pathologies. These courses have been designed to produce graduates with a sound knowledge base and a high standard of cognitive, practical and transferable skills, who will be equipped to take up employment in many different industries. The analytical, numerical and communication skills developed by applied biological science graduates are also in demand in graduate non'science based careers. During the first year our students acquire a solid foundation in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, data analysis. During the second year students will start to specialise and third year offers advanced study and wide choice of project, making it possible to specialise, or follow a more varied pathway in biology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 96
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • Course specific
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)