Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don't have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: Biological science covers everything from the complexities of the genetic code to ecosystems on land and in the oceans. You study modules as diverse as endocrinology, molecular ecology and environmental sustainability. Your broad study base is ideal for employment in a range of biology-related specialisms. In the first year of study you develop your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences, together with material to help you develop numerical, communication, practical and learning skills. Successful completion of your first year enables you to proceed confidently on to the remainder of your degree course. After the course: Graduates are ideally suited to sectors including the food, water, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, as well as careers in environmental agencies, hospitals and government laboratories, teaching or postgraduate research.