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Biology

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Biology at Liverpool Hope.

Biology at Hope takes a broad approach to studying life on Earth. You will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of organisms and different environments. You will also explore a range of biological processes and become proficient in carrying out techniques for investigating them.

At Hope, we take a dynamic and highly practical approach to teaching Biology. Your learning will concentrate on practical Biology with opportunities to study in the laboratory and during field trips, as well as visits to biological research centres.
 
The more theoretical and technical themes in Biology are covered during interactive lectures, and then investigated during small-group tutorials and workshops. You won’t just learn biological theory you will become actively engaged in all aspects of the subject. You will be able to carry out your own research projects, and will be encouraged to consider the wider impacts of Biology on society and everyday life.

Why choose this subject?

  • The interdisciplinary Biology team are committed to providing the highest standard of teaching and recently received a University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • The academic team has a range of research specialisms including bone and cancer research, exercise physiology, metabolism, protein-DNA interactions, neurobiology, evolutionary ecology, applied ecology, and avian and invertebrate biology.
  • The department has links with regional research institutes to facilitate opportunities for work-based learning and research opportunities for high achieving students. This includes organisations such as the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the World Museum in Liverpool and Chester Zoo.
  • All Biology students take part in fieldwork, including residential courses and day trips in the North West of England and North Wales, as well as visits to regional experts of topical issues such as captive breeding of endangered animals and the role of historic museum collections in modern biological research.
  • Students have access to well-equipped facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Our small class sizes ensure that you quickly develop the practical competencies and techniques that employers look for in high achieving science graduates.
  • We have a visiting Professor from Madras, India who adds a distinctive global element to the course and the opportunity for exchange visits.

 

Subject Guides

You can read more about studying Biology at Liverpool Hope in our Biology Subject Guides. 

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 Biology Subject Guide

 

 

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The fundamental aim of this course is to facilitate student achievement through excellence in teaching, a well-designed ‘un-crowded’ curriculum and the enthusiasm of staff for their academic subject.

Core knowledge and theory are delivered through lead lectures at Level 1; knowledge is consolidated and applied through laboratory practical work and seminar activities.

As you progress through your course, it is expected that you will play an increasing role in directing and contributing to taught sessions. Across each level of study, external specialists encourage you to become more self-aware and focused on career progression and personal development. Similarly personal tutors in Biology guide and support you as you face the challenges of transition from further to higher education and from university to employment.

Research methods are embedded within the curriculum at each level of study.

Students have the opportunity to carry out dissections, particularly at Level 1 of the course. Students also work with some living organisms, mammalian experimentation is not part of the course.

Level 1

You will take The Foundations of Life – the study of a number of topics including cell, plant and microbiology, ecology, evolution, ethics and sustainability together which a second science-based course, for example, Psychology, Human Biology or Health. The default course offered will be Introduction to the Human Body.

Level 2

Practical Skills for Biologists in Field and Laboratory - population genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, observing behaviour, botany, species identification, adaptation, field sampling techniques, separation techniques, and Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World - biogeochemical cyclesplant physiology, biotic inter-relationships within a particular habitat, human/environment dichotomy, biodiversity, energy flow, ecosystem services including pollination, pollution and erosion management.

Level 3

If you take Biology as a Combined Honours course, you will study Field Course in Avian Behavioural Ecology - evolution of adaptations in avian species, molecular phylogeny and adaptation, evolution of trait behaviour, field data collection and avian identification and observation, avian biology and conservation, and either Genomics To Proteomics - the interrelationship between proteins and genes using appropriate examples from the animal and plant kingdoms, or Functional and Evolutionary Bioinformatics - theory and practice of bioinformatics, data base techniques, interpretation and analysis of amino acid and DNA sequence data, molecular evolutionary analysis.

You may also be interested in...

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Health and Well-being

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, qualifications must include a science discipline to an Advanced level, plus GCSE Mathematics and Science (Dual Award) grade C or above (or equivalent) and preferably an A level Grade C or above in a relevant science subject.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, qualifications must include a science discipline to an Advanced level, plus GCSE Mathematics and Science (Dual Award) grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) or above (or equivalent) and preferably an A level Grade C or above in a relevant science subject.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Biology can be studied as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Biology and Accounting & Finance (BSc) UCAS code NC41
Biology and Business Management (BA) UCAS code 8P57
Biology and Childhood & Youth (BA)  UCAS code CL19
Biology and Dance (BA) UCAS code 8T46
Biology and Education (BA) UCAS code XC3C
Biology and Geography (BSc) UCAS code CF18
Biology and Health & Wellbeing (BA) UCAS Code CB19
Biology and Law (BA) UCAS code CM00
Biology and Philosophy & Ethics (BA) UCAS code CV50
Biology and Psychology (BSc) UCAS code CC18
Biology and Social Policy UCAS code 8C26
Biology and Special Educational Needs (BA) UCAS code XC11

Employability

Hope Biology graduates offer practical skills in specialised laboratory and field-based research, which are highly valued by employers. Our graduates will also develop broader skills such as scientific report writing, data analysis and the production of other written and oral communications to a high standard.

Recent graduates have entered a variety of career paths including the biotechnology industry, medical writing, laboratory research, environmental consultancy and similar scientific and technical jobs. Others have pursued postgraduate study to specialise in teaching, environmental management and consultancy. Biology graduates can also enter general graduate vacancies and training programmes in business, management, accountancy, education, the Civil Service and other professional employment.

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Biology at Liverpool Hope.

Biology at Hope takes a broad approach to studying life on Earth. You will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of organisms and different environments. You will also explore a range of biological processes and become proficient in carrying out techniques for investigating them.

At Hope, we take a dynamic and highly practical approach to teaching Biology. Your learning will concentrate on practical Biology with opportunities to study in the laboratory and during field trips, as well as visits to biological research centres.
 
The more theoretical and technical themes in Biology are covered during interactive lectures, and then investigated during small-group tutorials and workshops. You won’t just learn biological theory you will become actively engaged in all aspects of the subject. You will be able to carry out your own research projects, and will be encouraged to consider the wider impacts of Biology on society and everyday life.

Why choose this subject?

  • The interdisciplinary Biology team are committed to providing the highest standard of teaching and recently received a University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • The academic team has a range of research specialisms including bone and cancer research, exercise physiology, metabolism, protein-DNA interactions, neurobiology, evolutionary ecology, applied ecology, and avian and invertebrate biology.
  • The department has links with regional research institutes to facilitate opportunities for work-based learning and research opportunities for high achieving students. This includes organisations such as the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the World Museum in Liverpool and Chester Zoo.
  • All Biology students take part in fieldwork, including residential courses and day trips in the North West of England and North Wales, as well as visits to regional experts of topical issues such as captive breeding of endangered animals and the role of historic museum collections in modern biological research.
  • Students have access to well-equipped facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Our small class sizes ensure that you quickly develop the practical competencies and techniques that employers look for in high achieving science graduates.
  • We have a visiting Professor from Madras, India who adds a distinctive global element to the course and the opportunity for exchange visits.

 

Subject Guides

You can read more about studying Biology at Liverpool Hope in our Biology Subject Guides. 

Cover Image Biology 2015‌ 

 

 

 Biology Subject Guide

 

 

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The fundamental aim of this course is to facilitate student achievement through excellence in teaching, a well-designed ‘un-crowded’ curriculum and the enthusiasm of staff for their academic subject.

Core knowledge and theory are delivered through lead lectures at Level 1; knowledge is consolidated and applied through laboratory practical work and seminar activities.

As you progress through your course, it is expected that you will play an increasing role in directing and contributing to taught sessions. Across each level of study, external specialists encourage you to become more self-aware and focused on career progression and personal development. Similarly personal tutors in Biology guide and support you as you face the challenges of transition from further to higher education and from university to employment.

Research methods are embedded within the curriculum at each level of study.

Students have the opportunity to carry out dissections, particularly at Level 1 of the course. Students also work with some living organisms, mammalian experimentation is not part of the course.

Level 1

You will take The Foundations of Life – the study of a number of topics including cell, plant and microbiology, ecology, evolution, ethics and sustainability together which a second science-based course, for example, Psychology, Human Biology or Health. The default course offered will be Introduction to the Human Body.

Level 2

Practical Skills for Biologists in Field and Laboratory - population genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, observing behaviour, botany, species identification, adaptation, field sampling techniques, separation techniques, and Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World - biogeochemical cyclesplant physiology, biotic inter-relationships within a particular habitat, human/environment dichotomy, biodiversity, energy flow, ecosystem services including pollination, pollution and erosion management.

Level 3

If you take Biology as a Combined Honours course, you will study Field Course in Avian Behavioural Ecology - evolution of adaptations in avian species, molecular phylogeny and adaptation, evolution of trait behaviour, field data collection and avian identification and observation, avian biology and conservation, and either Genomics To Proteomics - the interrelationship between proteins and genes using appropriate examples from the animal and plant kingdoms, or Functional and Evolutionary Bioinformatics - theory and practice of bioinformatics, data base techniques, interpretation and analysis of amino acid and DNA sequence data, molecular evolutionary analysis.

You may also be interested in...

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Health and Well-being

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, qualifications must include a science discipline to an Advanced level, plus GCSE Mathematics and Science (Dual Award) grade C or above (or equivalent) and preferably an A level Grade C or above in a relevant science subject.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, qualifications must include a science discipline to an Advanced level, plus GCSE Mathematics and Science (Dual Award) grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) or above (or equivalent) and preferably an A level Grade C or above in a relevant science subject.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Biology can be studied as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Biology and Accounting & Finance (BSc) UCAS code NC41
Biology and Business Management (BA) UCAS code 8P57
Biology and Childhood & Youth (BA)  UCAS code CL19
Biology and Dance (BA) UCAS code 8T46
Biology and Education (BA) UCAS code XC3C
Biology and Geography (BSc) UCAS code CF18
Biology and Health & Wellbeing (BA) UCAS Code CB19
Biology and Law (BA) UCAS code CM00
Biology and Philosophy & Ethics (BA) UCAS code CV50
Biology and Psychology (BSc) UCAS code CC18
Biology and Social Policy UCAS code 8C26
Biology and Special Educational Needs (BA) UCAS code XC11

Employability

Hope Biology graduates offer practical skills in specialised laboratory and field-based research, which are highly valued by employers. Our graduates will also develop broader skills such as scientific report writing, data analysis and the production of other written and oral communications to a high standard.

Recent graduates have entered a variety of career paths including the biotechnology industry, medical writing, laboratory research, environmental consultancy and similar scientific and technical jobs. Others have pursued postgraduate study to specialise in teaching, environmental management and consultancy. Biology graduates can also enter general graduate vacancies and training programmes in business, management, accountancy, education, the Civil Service and other professional employment.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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