London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Biology of Infectious Disease (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree that has a built-in preparatory year, designed to provide you with an alternative route into higher education if you don’t meet the entry requirements to study our standard three-year programme.

Following the foundation year you’ll begin more in-depth study of infectious diseases and on graduation you’ll receive the same award and title as students on the three-year course.

**More about this course**

Our Biology of Infectious Disease (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree begins with a foundation year, during which you’ll examine core principles of biology, biochemistry, biology and chemistry.

You'll share you foundation year with others studying science-related degrees with a foundation year. The shared curriculum will develop your technical skills and competencies in a range of specialist areas, helping you to become a confident and well-rounded scientist capable of understanding your work in a variety of scientific contexts.

Throughout your degree you’ll work on projects in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which houses one of the largest laboratories in Europe. In addition to material resources, you’ll also receive support from our academic and pastoral staff, who will help you reach your academic potential and ensure you settle well into the University.

After your foundation year you'll study the same course content and modules as those who study our Biology of Infectious Diseases BSc (Hons) degree. If, following your foundation year, you’d like to specialise in a different discipline of science, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Course Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Biochemistry

Biology

Chemistry

Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology

Biochemistry

Cell and Molecular Biology

Chemistry (for Biosciences)

Laboratory Science

Example Year 2 modules include:

Human Immunity

Infection Science

Molecular Biology

Parasitology

Tissue Science

Ethics for Science

Metabolism

Work Placement

Example Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Infection and Tissue Science

Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Infection Control

Project

Applied Immunology

Systems Pathology

Toxicology

Virology

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
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) £9,250 European Fees
8 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees