London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Biology is the study of life. Taught in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, you'll learn that life processes result from a series of complex interactions at a molecular, cellular and whole organism level. You'll develop hands-on skills that employers look for, as well as a detailed understanding of everything from biological systems at molecular level to ecosystems.

**More about this course**

Biology is the study of life. All life processes are the result of a series of complex interactions at a molecular, cellular and whole organism level. Through this course, you’ll investigate these systems in all their fascinating detail, and develop your academic and practical skills, enabling you to interpret and analyse biological data and evaluate your own work.

The Biological Science BSc (Hons) degree encompasses a broad scope of topics designed to interest the enquiring mind. During the first year you will acquire a solid foundation in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, chemistry, human anatomy and data analysis. You’ll begin to understand how macromolecules drive cellular processes and you’ll be introduced to essential data handling and laboratory skills.

In the second year you’ll start to specialise, and will explore state-of-the-art research techniques such as gene cloning, amplification of DNA and microbiological techniques.

Your third year will include a year-long research project on the topic of your choosing. You can choose to specialise or to follow a more varied pathway.

Biological scientists play a key role in identifying diseases, monitoring treatment and conducting research into infectious diseases and other pathologies. You’ll graduate from this course ready to join the field, with a sound knowledge base and a high standard of cognitive, practical and transferable skills.

**What our students say**

“Years spent at university are not only about gaining knowledge, but also about developing yourself as an individual. That's why London Met is a great university to go to – it's so multicultural that you get immersed in different cultures right away, which makes you more aware and tolerant, and encourages you to see situations from other perspectives. The environment at London Met is very supportive when it comes to extracurricular activities; you're encouraged to take up volunteering or take part in the Science Society's activities."

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)

Cell and Molecular Biology (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry and Biochemistry (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)

Laboratory Science (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Blood Science (core, 30 credits)

Ethics for Science (core, 15 credits)

Metabolism and Microbiology (core, 30 credits)

Molecules of Heredity and Defence (core, 30 credits)

Parasitology (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Biochemical Pathology (core, 30 credits)

Microbial Biotechnology (core, 30 credits)

Research Project (for Applied Biology) (core, 30 credits)

Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (option, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)

Systems Pathology (option, 15 credits) and

Work Placement (for Biomedical Science) (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:


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