University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Biological Sciences with a Year in Industry

On this course, you’ll follow the same programme as our BSc Biological Sciences students, but you will spend your third year working in industry. You’ll be able to undertake a placement that could cover any aspect from across the field of biology. For example, our students have worked in large pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline, small biotechnology companies such as Phico Therapeutics, research institutes like the John Innes Centre, educational placements with the Field Studies Council or conservation placements like those taking place in the Norfolk Broads. Your placement can be in the UK, or abroad, with recent students travelling to Poland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. We’re world leaders in biological research and by studying with us you’ll benefit from exposure to our cutting-edge research in molecular, cellular and whole organism biology. You’ll have the chance to get to grips with the application of science within major global challenges such as environmental management, food security, biotechnology and human health. And with the hands-on experience you’ll have gained, you’ll be one step closer to becoming a pioneer in your chosen field. You will benefit from our enviable position as an integral partner of the Norwich Research Park, which is also home to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and independent, world-renowned research institutes such as the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory, the Earlham Institute, and the new £75-million Quadram Institute. **Course Structure** Our four-year degree programme allows you to study a wide range of science subjects in the first year without prematurely committing yourself to any particular specialisation. In your second and final years you can steer your programme towards your key areas of interest, and your third year will be spent on an industrial placement in the workplace. **Year 1** In the first year of your degree you’ll be given a thorough introduction to biological sciences, along with other core elements relating to your study, which may include mathematics, statistics, computing, physics and chemistry. You’ll also begin to develop the key scientific skills essential to your future research projects. **Year 2** With a range of optional modules, the second year will allow you to develop your interests in specialist biological subjects. And the defined choice module will allow you to select a topic from other Science Schools or even a language, subject to the approval of the desired School of study. **Year 3** You’ll spend your third year on a work placement, gaining experience and developing your skills and knowledge. We have established links throughout the UK and beyond, and we will help you identify and compete for appropriate positions. **Year 4** In your final year you’ll have an even greater range of modules to choose from, focusing on specific biological issues ranging from molecular plant-microbe interactions to cancer biology. You’ll also study some topics in more depth and can choose to take modules that will support your research as you conduct your substantial independent research project. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400