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Department of Biology & Biochemistry Programme Catalogue 2021/2


USBB-AKM07: MBiol(Hons) Biology with Professional Placement

Leading to the award of MASTER OF BIOLOGY

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

Normal programme duration: 5 years

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • USBB-AKB07: BSc (hons) Biology with Professional Placement

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

 

Possible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf]; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 [pdf].
  • 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]
BB10264 Cell biology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
BB10265 Ecology & evolution 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
BB10266 The life of Earth 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

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


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 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 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.

NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf]; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 [pdf].
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 16% 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 Cancer biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20024 The dynamic cell 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20030 Plant physiology & biochemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20032 Plant symbiosis & pathology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20040 Concepts in evolution 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20202 Infection and immunity I: microbiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20219 Genomics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
MA10201 Modelling the dynamics of life 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

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

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20025 Practical molecular biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20027 Infection and immunity II: immunology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20028 Molecular and cellular neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20031 Plant biotechnology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20160 The dynamic cell 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20173 Behaviour & ecology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20220 Genomics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20226 Field course 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
MA10202 Modelling the dynamics of life 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS 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 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 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 onwards

This is a new course for which only Years 1 and 2 are being delivered in 2021/2. Years 3 to 5 of the course will be phased in to these catalogues from 2022/3 onwards.

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 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 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.