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Department of Biology & Biochemistry Programme Catalogue 2020/1


USBB-AKB07: BSc(Hons) Biology with Professional Placement

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

Normal programme duration: 4 years

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10216 Practical research and academic skills for biologists 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB10264 Cell biology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB10265 Ecology & evolution 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB10266 The life of Earth 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10007 Genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10215 Biochemistry for biologists 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Students must select 54 credits from the options available in Year 2 of this programme.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20023 DNA (making, breaking & disease) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20024 The dynamic cell 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20030 Plant physiology & biochemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20032 Plant symbiosis & pathology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20040 Concepts in evolution 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20202 Infection and immunity I: microbiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20219 Genomics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA10201 Modelling the dynamics of life 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20153 Data interpretation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20025 Practical molecular biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20027 Infection and immunity II: immunology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20028 Molecular and cellular neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20031 Plant biotechnology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20160 The dynamic cell 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20173 Behaviour & ecology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20220 Genomics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA10202 Modelling the dynamics of life 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Group B
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20226 Portugal field course 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20075 Professional training placement 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

  • Students must select units totalling 60 credits during Year 4 of this programme.
  • A maximum of 36 credits may be taken in any semester.
  • No more than 12 credits may be taken from Group B across both semesters.
  • Students must select a project unit (BB30042, BB30233 or BB30234) during this programme year.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 4

Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30234 Final year project D 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved unit as an alternative to one of the optional units offered in this period
Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30233 Final year project C 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30129 Sensory and signalling networks in plants 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30208 Evolutionary quantitative genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40128 The evolution of genetic systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40134 Molecular phylogenetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40139 Pathogenesis and immune evasion by microbes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Group B: Students may take no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semester.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30123 Biological ethics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30229 Genetic basis of inherited diseases 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30231 Human genomics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved unit as an alternative to one of the optional units offered in this period
Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30233 Final year project C 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30063 Vaccines and other health interventions 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30067 Advanced developmental genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30156 Conservation biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30161 Systems and developmental neurobiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30169 Concepts in systems biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40117 Microbial evolution - from the laboratory to nature 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40140 Plant biotechnology & the environment 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN30076 Business strategy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Group B: Students may take no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semesters.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30131 Evolution in deep time 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30132 Sexual conflict 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40118 Current topics in gene regulation and cell differentiation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40133 Plant responses to abiotic stress 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.