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The University of Bath has been awarded the title of ‘University of the Year 2011/12’ by The Sunday Times, one of the most prominent and influential newspapers in the world.
National Student Survey 2012
Our average student experience is at an all time high with 93% of Biology students registering overall satisfaction and the Biochemistry with Professional Placement programme reaching an unbeatable 100% satisfaction.
Our programmes with Professional Placement recieved excellent NSS overall satisfaction results of:
- 98% for Biology
- 100% for Biochemistry
- 93% for Molecular & Cellular Biology
Thinking of studying for a biosciences degree?
Our undergraduate programmes will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to embark on a successful career in the biosciences.
We offer three programmes with some flexibility to switch between them:
- Biology – a broad-based programme studying the range of scales (molecular to global ecosystems) found in life
- Biochemistry – providing a fundamental understanding of all life processes across the range of species with the focus at a the molecular level
- Molecular & Cellular Biology – how molecules and cells work to produce living, growing and functioning organisms
For more information on our undergraduate programmes, including entry requirements, placement and careers information and other details please see the Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology e-prospectus.
The first year, which is common to all the undergraduate programmes we offer, provides you with a foundation year on which to build your specialist preferences later on.
The First Year aims to build on your existing skills and knowledge. You will develop practical, study and career skills through tutorials, practical classes and other teaching activities. Your knowledge will grow in a range of topic areas that are fundamental to all bioscientists (common to all three programmes) and make up half of the year’s study. The remaining study will be more specific to the degree you are studying.
|Core common units||Specific units|
|The life of Earth 1 & 2|
|Genetics||Ecology & evolution 1 & 2|
|Cell biology||Human biochemistry|
|Cell and molecular biology||Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology|
|Human and animal physiology||Biochemistry 1 & 2|
|Skills and techniques Biology||Proteins: purification and characterisation|
|Introduction to biological chemistry|
The extent of the common core means that it is straight forward for you to switch degree midway through Year 1.
In the second year you will have the opportunity to select optional units, though Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology have about half of their units prescribed. The options begin to allow you to tailor your degree to those areas upon which you wish to place greater focus.
Optional Placement Year
We offer a fully-supported, one-year professional placement with a prestigious employer after your second year. Placements provide professional skills and experience in bioscience research, administration or management and they are invaluable in helping you to find a job or further training after graduation. We offer more placements than any other life sciences department in the UK. About a quarter of our placements are based overseas (Europe, USA and Australia).
The opportunity to earn a full salary during the programme is another big bonus!
During your Final year you will undertake a research project with a member of academic staff as your supervisor. Since the Department has some of the best academic staff in the world you will experience what it is like to be at the cutting edge of bioscience research.
You will be supported throughout your studies by a full-time Director of Teaching and your Personal Tutor.