60 months
Duration
21400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
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About

The Biological Sciences with Professional Studies programme at Queen's University Belfast enables students to gain an understanding of structure, function, and interactions of microorganisms, protists, fungi, plants and animals. Concepts and theories from the molecular and cellular levels through to whole-organism and ecosystems are also taught.

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Overview

Biological Sciences encompasses many aspects of the biosciences, from molecules to ecosystems and includes exploration of:

  • Biological diversity, systematics and conservation
  • Cell and tissue structure, function and physiology
  • Ecology and behaviour
  • Form and function of microorganisms, protists, fungi, plants and animals
  • Genetics and mechanisms and pathways of evolution

Students will gain practical laboratory- and field-based skills to help them investigate and manipulate biological material including relevant physical, chemical and biological measurements and their application in a laboratory, field, and research project setting. During the third year research project module students will have access to cutting-edge research facilities across the molecular and ecological disciplines.

Additional skills achieved include: Collation, quantitative analysis and interpretation of experimental data, including problem-solving; communication and application of knowledge; the use of computers for data management and presentations, and the development of intellectual, personal and team skills for employment and further study.

In the final year of the Biological Sciences with Professional Studies programme at Queen's University Belfast , students will complete a research project where they will learn Masters level research skills and the application of their degree in a research intensive environment.

Career Prospects

A degree in biosciences opens the door to a wide range of careers. Our graduates are employed in organisations working within environmental monitoring and management, water quality management, animal welfare, academic research, the agri-food industries, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, teaching and education, and science communication.

These employment areas have always been important, but have now become increasingly so due to worldwide problems such as climate change, food supply and security, biodiversity loss and global health issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology 
  • Plant Biology and Rhizosphere Interactions
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Applied Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Coastal and Oceanic Biology
  • Experimental Biochemistry

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

600 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • AAB including Biology and at least one from Chemistry (preferred), Geography, Mathematics or Physics + GCSE Chemistry grade C or + GCSE Double Award Science grades CC + GCSE Mathematics grade C

OR

  • AAB including Double Award Applied Science or Double Award Life & Health Sciences + GCSE Biology and Chemistry grade C or GCSE Double Award Science grades CC + GCSE Mathematics grade C

OR

  • AAA including Biology + GCSE Chemistry grade C or GCSE Double Award Science grades CC + GCSE Mathematics grade C.
  • It would be an advantage to have studied Chemistry beyond GCSE level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £21,400
  • International £21,400

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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