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Biological Sciences with French for Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #8 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Biological Sciences with French for Science programme from Imperial College London aims to understand the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems.
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Overview

This Biological Sciences with French for Science programme from Imperial College London allows you to combine your training in biological sciences with study of the French language. 

These classes, taught in French by the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, focus on the use and presentation of written and oral scientific and technical material in French.

You will also receive an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, alongside further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of French-speaking countries.

In the first year you will cover modules in core areas of biology and key scientific skills alongside these classes. This gives you a solid grounding in the fundamental topics, and prepares you for advanced study.

In the second year you study applied biology and genetics, then begin to specialise through optional modules.

You spend your third year studying in a French-speaking university, where you will attend lectures and conduct a research project.

In your final year you will complete a research project on a topic of your choice, and choose from an even wider selection of modules such as evolutionary biology, plant biotechnology and neuroscience.

Careers

Life sciences graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities. Most of our graduates study for a higher degree in life sciences and many follow careers in the field, particularly in the research and management areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical science, food technology, agrisciences, and pest, disease and environmental management.

Similar opportunities exist for life scientists in government and independent laboratories involved in medical research, public health, forensic investigation, disease research, conservation, and pollution. Some of our graduates also go on to work in medical careers, become teachers, or even work in the media.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Genome Scientist, Illumina
  • PhD student, Sir Francis Crick Institute
  • Communications Manager, Orangutan Project, Borneo
  • Investment Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Clinical Data Manager, Institute of Cancer Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    270 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • French History and Politics
  • French Language for Science 
  • Applied Molecular Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

  • A in Biology
  • A in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics
  • A in another subject

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Biology at higher level
  • 6 in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at higher level
Advanced Placements
  • 5 in Biology
  • 5 in Chemistry, Physics (B or C) or Calculus (AB or BC)
  • 5 in another subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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