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Programmes in Natural Sciences 2020/1


UXXX-AKB02: BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Pharmacology stream) with Year long work placement

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NATURAL SCIENCES

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

Normal programme duration: 4 years


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:



Natural Sciences students must take units totaling 60 credits in each programme year, usually comprising five blocks of 12 credits each, although some final year projects are worth 18 or 24 credits. Students must choose a major subject stream to follow and must take two blocks of units in this major subject each year. For further information on the structure of the programme, please see the Natural Sciences Course Guide.

Year 1: Part 1 Stage 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


Students following this subject stream must take the following during this programme year:
  1. Laboratory and skills endorsement unit XX10238
  2. All units in blocks Ls1.1 and Pc1.1
  3. At least one Biology option: BB10265 in Ecology block B1.1 or BB10266 in Plant Sciences block B1.2;
  4. Two blocks of free options.

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory skills unit (Designated Essential Unit)

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY XX10238 Laboratory and skills endorsement 0 credits       [equivalent to 0 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory units for Biology Ls1.1 and Pharmacology block Pc1.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY BB10264 Cell biology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY PA10315 Fundamentals of physiology and pharmacology for Natural Sciences students 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Mathematics for life sciences block M1.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 MA10201 Modelling the dynamics of life 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MA10202 Modelling the dynamics of life 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Non science options

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PS10086 Mind and behaviour 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 MN10071 Organisational behaviour 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 ED10002 Learning: Theory & context 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MN10248 Introduction to accounting 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C1.1/2/3

Students may take a maximum of two units from this list. NB. Selecting two Chemistry units in Year 1 would allow a student transfer to a stream with Chemistry as a major or minor subject in Year 2 if they wish.

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY CH10133 Atomic structure, bonding and the Periodic Table 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH10135 Fundamentals of organic chemistry 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH10137 From molecules to materials 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Biology block B1.1/2

At least one unit must be selected from this list: Ecology option BB10265 or Plant Science option BB10266.

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY BB10265 Ecology & evolution 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY BB10266 The life of Earth 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 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: Part 2 Stage 2

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


Students following this subject stream must take the following during this programme year:
  1. 12 credits in each semester from block Pc2
  2. At least two blocks from: Ecology block B2.1, Plant Science block B2.2, Cell Biology block B2.3, Genomics B2.4 or Developmental Biology & Neuroscience block B2.5 (subject to pre-requisites)
  3. One further block of free options.

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory units for Pharmacology block Pc2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 PA20023 Pharmacology of the central nervous system 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PA20291 Introduction to practical pharmacology for natural scientists 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PA20343 Drug discovery 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA20016 Cardiovascular, renal and peripheral nervous system pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Pharmacology block Pc2 options: Select 6 credits from this list

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S2 PA20348 Experimental pharmacology for natural sciences 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA20351 Infection and immunity for natural sciences students 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Cell Biology block B2.3

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20024 The dynamic cell 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20160 The dynamic cell 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Developmental Biology & Neuroscience block B2.5

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20028 Molecular and cellular neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Non science options

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PS20167 Cognitive neuroscience 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 ED20003 Education in society 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 MN20072 Managing human resources 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 ED20126 Educational psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MN20073 Marketing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Ecology block B2.1

Students choosing this block must take BB20040 in Semester 1 and either BB20173 or BB20226 in Semester 2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20040 Concepts in evolution 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20173 Behaviour & ecology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20226 Portugal field course 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Plant Science block B2.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20032 Plant symbiosis & pathology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20031 Plant biotechnology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Genomics block B2.4

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20219 Genomics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20220 Genomics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C2.1/2/3

A maximum of 1 unit may be selected from this list for Chemistry blocks C2.1, C2.2 & C2.3.
  • You may only select CH20150 from this list if you took CH10136 (block C1.1) in Year 1;
  • You may only select CH20148 from this list if you took CH10134 (block C1.2) in Year 1;
  • You may only select CH20152 from this list if you took CH10138 (block C1.3) in Year 1.

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY CH20148 Inorganic synthesis, structure and reactivity (NS/CwM) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH20150 Organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy (NS/CwM) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH20152 Principles of physical chemistry (NS/CwM) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Mathematics for life sciences block M2.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY XX20231 Mathematical and statistical methods for the life sciences 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 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: Part 2 Stage 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


Compulsory placement year

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY XX20109 Industrial placement/ training 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: Part 3 Stage 4

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


Students following this subject stream must take the following during this programme year:
  1. 12 credits in each semester from Pharmacology block Pc3
  2. All units in Biology block B3.3 (Cell Biology);
  3. Biology project unit BB30042 in either S1 or S2
  4. One further block of Biology options (B3.1, B3.2, B3.4 and B3.5) (subject to pre-requisites), dropping six creditsin the semester in which BB30042 is taken
  5. Students may take a maximum of 12 credits of Chemistry, Mathematics or non-science options in place of one Pharmacology block (subject to pre-requisites).
  6. Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take Director of Studies approved units as an alternative to a maximum of 12 credits during this programme year.

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory units for Biology block B3.3 (Cell Biology)

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB30045 Cell membranes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB30161 Systems and developmental neurobiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C3.1

Students choosing this block must take all units S1 and 6 credits (two units) in S2.

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH30128 Topics in organic chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH30235 Organic chemistry of biomolecules 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30065 Biosynthesis & biotransformations 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30211 Chemistry beyond the molecule 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30230 DNA in the modern world 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C3.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH30127 Topics in inorganic chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH30203 Radiochemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30086 Inorganic chemistry in biological systems 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30231 Porous materials 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C3.3

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH30129 Topics in physical chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH30218 Analytical chemistry for natural scientists 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30227 Advanced spectroscopic techniques 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30239 Introduction to computational chemistry for natural scientists 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Mathematics for life sciences block M3.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 MA30047 Mathematical biology 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MA30063 Mathematical biology 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Non science options

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 ED30005 Science education in practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 MN20074 Digital business innovation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PS30115 Contemporary educational psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 ED30006 Issues in science education 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MN30076 Business strategy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PS30156 Affective neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Ecology block B3.1

Students choosing this block must take BB30208 in Semester 1 and either BB30131 or BB30132 in Semester 2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB30208 Evolutionary quantitative genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB30131 Evolution in deep time 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB30132 Sexual conflict 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Plant Science block B3.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB30129 Sensory and signalling networks in plants 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB40140 Plant biotechnology & the environment 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Developmental Biology & Neuroscience block B3.5

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB30044 Molecular & medical neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB30067 Advanced developmental genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Pharmacology block Pc3: Select 12 credits in each semester

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 PA30142 Molecular applications in pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PA30214 Recent advances in drug discovery 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PA30251 Advanced topics, trends and technologies in pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA30148 Central nervous system pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA30150 Cardiovascular pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA30157 The molecular biology and treatment of cancer 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA30168 Drug targets in the immune system 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA30169 Trends in molecular signalling 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PA30252 Pharmacology of regenerative medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Biology majors must take BB30042 in either S1 or S2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Genomics block B3.4

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB30231 Human genomics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB30169 Concepts in systems biology 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.