501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Biosciences - University of Plymouth

Have you successfully completed a foundation degree in biology and want to continue your studies to degree level? This broad-base biosciences course covers subjects including science communication, ecotoxicology, microbiology, plant sciences, animal/human health and genetics. You’ll also undertake a specialised research project where you can explore your own interests in-depth. By the end of the year you’ll be well-equipped for a career in human health, biotechnology or related industries. You will expand your learning through practical classes in the laboratory and in the field. You’ll draw on a strong system of student support and tracking through personal tutors. You’ll take part in an optional work placement year before starting the course and gain invaluable insights into the practical aspects of working in biosciences. As this is a 'top-up' programme for FdSc graduates only, it is not available during Clearing. * Develop a range of knowledge, skills and practical experience in biosciences, that will equip you for a wide variety of careers. Biosciences students go on to careers including biomedical and human health sciences, biotechnology or environmental biology. * Benefit from a dedicated research project module catering for the needs of incoming foundation degree students. * Expand your learning through practical classes in the laboratory and in the field. * Draw on a strong system of student support and tracking through personal tutors. * Take part in an optional work placement year before starting the course and gain invaluable insights into the practical aspects of working in biosciences. * Study up to four topic areas in depth including plant biotechnology, global change biology, ecotoxicology, environmental microbiology and biotechnology, medical genetics, animals and human health and science centres communication.