Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This specialist programme will allow you to study living things at a range of different scales, from genes of individual microorganisms to interactions within whole ecosystems. You will investigate how biology impacts on the world around us, encouraging flexibility and choice so you can tailor your studies towards your scientific interests.

Why study BSc Biology at Middlesex University?

This programme allows you to tailor your module choices from a range of traditional and contemporary biological disciplines so you can explore and develop your scientific interests towards specific career aspirations. There is a placement opportunity as part of this course between the second and third year, or an internship in your third year, to build crucial practical skills. You will learn to think like a scientist through theory classes and practical experimentation in our state-of-the-art labs.

BSc Biology is part of a new suite of biology courses, designed to offer choice and flexibility in the modules you study. There is a common first year that focuses on covering the fundamentals of biology so you have the option of changing pathway at the end of the first year. The other courses in this suite are:

BSc Biology (Biotechnology)

BSc Biology (Molecular Biology)

BSc Biology (Environmental Biology)

Course highlights

We will support you with finding the best placement or internship for you and help with making your application

The course emphasises options and flexibility, permitting you to design your own approach to the study of biology

Our labs provide the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis post the genomic era - in line with the focus in scientific research on protein-hunting rather than gene-hunting

You can select modules across a range of traditional and contemporary biological disciplines, including those from other pathways as well as some from environmental science and some biomedical sciences modules

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Foundation Year: Life Sciences - Compulsory, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology) - Compulsory

Foundation Mathematics - Compulsory, Foundation Project - Compulsory Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals (30 credits) - Compulsory, Chemistry for Biologists (30 credits) - Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biological Techniques (30 credits) - Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) - Compulsory. Year 2: Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Life (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biology of Complex Organisms (15 credits) - Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biochemistry (15 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Biotechnology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biodiversity (15 credits) - Optional, Ecology and Field Techniques (15 credits) - Optional. Year 3: Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Current Topics in Biosciences (15 credits) - Optional, Aspects of Evolution (15 credits) - Optional, Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) - Optional, Cellular and Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Optional, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) - Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) - Optional, Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) - Optional.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £11,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components