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Biological or Bioveterinary Sciences with a Certificate in Work-Based Learning and Research, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
Our Biological Sciences and Bioveterinary Sciences courses explore the basic biological sciences that inform current biomedical research and clinical practice.  
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Within the BSc Biological Sciences and BSc Bioveterinary Sciences courses, the placement year is spent working in industry, the charity sector, a government department or research institute. As well as learning on the job, you will be able to develop your employability and research skills, gain an invaluable understanding of the work place and the biosciences sector, and form new contacts – all of which will help you secure your chosen job after graduation. The placement lasts a minimum of 30 weeks and you complete a Placement Project during the year, which will form part of your assessment. You are required to be proactive in searching for, applying to and securing your own placement, although support and guidance on finding a placement will be provided in specific timetabled sessions and further advice will be available during lecturers’ office hours.

Most placements are salaried and students can expect to earn between £8000 and £17,000 during the year. A placement sometimes leads to an offer of a position after graduation or future sponsorship for studying a PhD and you can certainly expect to extend your professional network.


This programme has received Advanced Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • The Moving Animal
  • Systems and Investigative Biology
  • The Living Cell
  • Reproduction and Development
  • Basic Concepts in Immunology
  • Genes to Organisms
  • The Enemy Within
  • The Enemy Without
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Inheritance, Genetics and Evolution
  • Integrated Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A Levels 
  • Welsh, Scottish and Irish applicants 
  • International Baccalaureate 
  • Diplomas and Further Certificates (including Access and L3 Extended Diploma) 
  • GCSEs (only in addition to other qualifications) 
  • International and EU applicants 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18570 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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